By Ola Ajayi
Ibadan—THE Oyo State House of Assembly yesterday rejected two out of the 57 nominees forwarded to it by the executive arm of government in the state.
The legislators had some reservation about the capacity of the two nominees to effectively manage council areas.
The nominees that were rejected were Mr. Mudasiru Agbaje who was nominated from Irepo Local Government, and Adeleke Taiwo, a nominee for Asabari LCDA in Iseyin.
Vanguard gathered that Agbaje who was born in 1970 had Advanced NABTEB 2016 as academic qualification, while Taiwo, who was born in 1975 obtained Bachelor of Arts (Ed) in 2013 from Ekiti State University. He is a teacher at Islamic Heritage High School.
Meanwhile, the remaining 55 nominees for the positions of caretaker chairmen for 33 local councils and the newly created Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, were confirmed.
Among the successful candidates were the nephew of Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Alhaji Teslim Ajimobi, the son of a former governor of the state, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala and Prince Gbade Lana, the son of the ex-Olubadan of Ibadanland.
late Oba Samuel Odulana.
They are in charge of Ibadan South East Local Government; Ogbomoso North Local Government and Ibadan North East LCDA respectively.
The sitting of the House was presided over by the Speaker, Mr Michael Adeyemo.
The Chairman, House Committee on Local Government, Chieftaincy Matters, and State Honours, Mr Bolaji Badmos, noted that the screening was carried out in accordance with the relevant provisions of Local Government Government Law 2001(as amended).
He said, “A total of 57 nominees were screened and 55 of them were found appointable, while two who did not meet the requirements were stepped down.”
The legislative arm asked the the executive arm to send replacements for the two nominees to the House for screening.