Osun State governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola swore-in the 389 councillors elected in the last Local Government election in the state last week.
The event came up at Bola Ige’s House Grounds, State Secretariat, Abere, Osogbo. Those present were top government functionaries, political leaders and other stakeholders in the state. We gathered that the event afforded Ogbeni Aregbesola the opportunity to pass the operational guidelines for local governments and the direction to which the incoming operators would follow since it will be a parliamentary system of government. Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) had on January 27, 2018 conducted elections into 71 wards while 318 candidates were returned unopposed by the electoral body, in accordance with provisions of the laws made by the House of Assembly setting the local governments up and stating its administration. The 30 local governments and 37 local Councils Development Areas, Area Councils and Area Offices commenced work immediately after the swearing in ceremony.