The 18 Local Government Caretaker Committees in Ondo State have been dissolved.
The Ondo State House of Assembly announced the dissolution of the caretaker committees on Thursday at the plenary of the house.
According to the state legislature, all the affected local government caretaker chairmen should handover to their councils Director of Local Government Administration, DLGA, with immediate effect.
Most of the caretaker chairmen as well as their supervisory councillors have been in office since 2017 following the elongation of their six months term three times by the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
Recall that Akeredolu had issued a stern warning to the Caretaker Chairmen against their alleged involvement in the scamming of supervisory councillors for tenure elongation.
Akeredolu in a statement issued on June 1 disassociated himself from what he described as fraudulent act by some of the chairmen who have been using his name to swindle the supervisory councillors in return for tenure elongation.
Some of the Caretaker Chairmen were said to have requested for financial inducement of N20,000 from each of their Supervisory Councillors, after playing up the card of the governor’s involvement in order for their tenure to be extended for another six months.