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Ex-Osun Gov, Oyinlola Faults Nigeria 1999 Constitution On Duties Of Gov, Deputy



Former Osun State Governor and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has faulted the Nigeria 1999 Constitution for not specifying the position and duty between the president,vice president, governor and deputy governor.

Oyinlola narrated this while featuring on a programme on Unique FM and Freedom TV, Ilesa, Saying the constitution doesn’t out list duty of office between governor and the deputy,that the deputy only act according to duty delegated by their principal, the governor.

The ex-governor stressed that this lapses from the constitution has always created mayhem between past and present democratic government.

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He said,this has been the cause of mayhem between Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Chief Akintola, Chief Bola Ige and Chief S.M Afolabi,Chief Adebisi Akande and Dr. Omisoro,Omoboriowo and Adekunle Ajasin ,Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kofoworola respectively.

There is no specific roles stipulated in the constitution for the Deputy Governor.

“When I was the Governor I assigned my Deputy, Erelu Olusola Obada to be in the charge of the local government related matters” he said.

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