The Osun House of Assembly on Friday passed an amendment bill restricting Local Government Areas’ (LGAs) councillors in the state, known as parliamentarians, from impeaching their chairmen.
The bill titled: ‘Osun Local Government Areas Creation and Administration Amendment (NO. 4) 2020’ was sponsored by the assembly’s Deputy Speaker, Mr Femi Popoola; and its Majority Leader, Mr Maruf Olanrewaju.
The Speaker, Mr Timothy Owoeye during the passage of the bill, said it would curb the excesses of the parliamentarians at the local government level.
Owoeye said that the bill was necessitated because of incessant agitations by the parliamentarians to always want to remove their chairmen.
He said that the various councils in the state had witnessed a series of crises, resulting from moves by councillors, wanting to unseat their chairmen.
He said that the amendment would promote peace and harmony, thus allowing for focused leadership at the LGAs.