The Forum of Secretaries, Chief of Staff and Supervisory Councillors to the sacked Local Government Chairmen in Oyo State has kicked against the alleged sharp disparity in the sharing template of the dispersed N1 billion received so far from Governor Seyi Makinde as ordered by the Supreme Court in its judgement.
According to sources, trouble started on Saturday with the disbursement of the part payment when the former Secretaries, Chief of Staffs and Councillors were reportedly paid a sum of N90,000 each while the former Chairmen allegedly smiled home with N2.5million each.
Kicking against the said sharing template, the forum said the sacked Chairmen were not fair to them with the sharing template, saying, the ex Local government Chairmen lacked “discretion and total disrespect to its members on the adopted sharing formula.”
Sources close to the forum revealed that the members said it was wrong for the ex-council Chairmen to have ”cruelly arrived at N2.5million each for the Executive Chairmen, N1.5million each for the Vice Chairmen, N1.3million each for Leaders of the House, N1.2million each for the councillors, only to allocate a paltry sum of N90,000, each for the Secretaries, Chief of staffs and Supervisory councillors which the forum described as ‘greed taken too far’
The Forum emphasized that the Ex-ALGON struggle that resulted in the Supreme Court judgement was beyond elected officials alone, adding that the bulk of the money utilized to prosecute the protracted court case was not solely from Chairmen but was sourced from multiple channels including serving National Assembly members, the forum of Local Government appointees, and individuals.
It maintained that the decision taken by the ex Chairmen of ALGON was ” a cruel kindness and apparently an embarrassment on their members who also constitute an important layer in ALGON.
The forum then demanded immediate ” review of the highly debasing sharing formula in the interest of justice, peace and fairness”.
As at the time of sending this report, it was gathered that the forum has met with the ex-Chairman of ALGON in Oyo State, Prince Abass Aleshinloye, Hon Jesutoye, Comrade Ajuwon and some other Chieftains over the alleged injustice being meted on them.
Sources said members of the forum are already preparing for a mother of all protest should the ex-Chairmen fail to correct the sharp disparity in the disbursement of the remaining part of the payment.