“I Will Sack Your 30 Appointed Permanent Secretaries” Osun Governor-Elect Adeleke Threatens Oyetola

“I Will Sack Your 30 Appointed Permanent Secretaries” Osun Governor-Elect Adeleke Threatens Oyetola


  • The Osun state Governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke has reacted to the last-minute employment of 30 permanent secretaries
  • Adeleke has vowed to sack the civil servants employed by the outgoing Governor Gboyega Oyetola on Monday, November 28
  • Adeleke maintained that such appointments at this last minute indicated the readiness of those directors to exit the state service

Following the appointment of 30 new permanent secretaries by Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Thursday, November 24, the state governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke has vowed to sack the appointed civil servants on Monday, November 28.

Vanguard reported that Governor Oyetola approved and installed 30 senior civil servants as permanent secretaries on Thursday while Adeleke is due to be inaugurated as the State Governor on Sunday, November 27.

Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, the state governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke, 30 appointed civil servants
Adeleke threatens to sack Oyetola’s newly appointed civil servants.
Photo credit: Osun State Government
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He said:

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“I have said, we are a non-partisan organisation; we don’t talk about politics here and that has held us together, bound us together for all these years.

“We didn’t discuss who to vote for, but the body language of the entire members tells me that we should look inwards since we have a Yoruba man there.

Adeleke reacts

In a quick reaction to the appointment, Adeleke, in a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, threatened that any of the appointed civil servants that concedes to the appointment will be sacked by Monday, November 28.

The statement reads,

“Any Coordinating Director who accept a permanent Secretary appointment from outgoing Governor Gboyega Oyetola will exit the service from November 28th, Osun State Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke has warned.”

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Gboyega Oyetola, the outgoing governor of Osun state and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have asked the Osun state election petition tribunal to adjourn the matter.

The request is to allow Oyetola and the APC to serve the state’s resident electoral commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to appear before the panel.

However, the request met stiff opposition from the counsel to the respondents, who argued that the APC and Oyetola are not well prepared for the tribunal.

Tension in Osun, Adeleke’s hope dwindles as court admits APC documentary as evidence

Legit.ng earlier reported that a few days to be sworn in, the tribunal sitting in Osun admitted the APC documentary in evidence against Ademola Adeleke of the PDP.

The court also accepted other documents, including INEC regulations and guidelines in the governorship election.

However, counsels to the PDP and Adeleke, Onyeachi Ikpeazu (SAN) and Alex Izinyon (SAN) objected to the evidence while noting that they would give their reasons in their final address.

Some of the documents the court had earlier admitted in evidence were the INEC regulation and guidelines for the poll, the INEC manual for electoral officials and forms EC8As.

Source: Legit.ng





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