The Afijio Local Government Legislative arm of Oyo State has suspended the Vice Chairman of the local government, Oluwatoyin Abiona, alongside three councillors for alleged misappropriation of funds and misuse of power.
A resolution of the House under the leadership of Ajao Oladipupo, a copy of which was obtained by The PUNCH, on Saturday, in Ibadan, the state capital, directed her and others to vacate their positions immediately.
The resolution said, “The House is suspending the Vice Chairman, Abiona for alleged misappropriation of funds, misuse of power and breach of community peace that warranted civil unrest in the local government among others. She should, therefore, vacate her position with immediate effect having confessed and admitted to all allegations levelled against her.
“Also, the councillors suspended are Oguntoyinbo John, representing Ward 7, Awe, Babatunde Adebunmi, representing Ward 8, Akinmorin/Jobele and Ajayi Sunday representing Ward 2, Jobele.
“Oguntoyinbo, Babatunde and Ajayi were suspended indefinitely after they were confirmed to be involved in the attack on the council legislative building, instigating thugs to disrupt the House activities and prevention from its official duties, which resulted in carting away the House symbol. The three lawmakers having found guilty are hereby ordered to stay away from legislative duties indefinitely.”
When contacted, the Vice Chairman, Abiona, told our correspondent that, “It’s a lie. They cannot suspend me or those councillors because they did not form the number of the required councillors to suspend either of us. They did not form that quorum. We have ten councillors in our local government.
“They cannot suspend me just like that. They didn’t call me for any interrogation or anything. There was no committee set up on the allegation levelled against me”, she insisted.