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LCDA creation sparks protest in Osun as Law Maker Escape Mob



Mother luck and Divine intervention saved an Osun State lawmaker representing Ifelodun, Boripe and Odo-Otin Federal Constituency, in the House of Represen-tatives, Hon. Yinka Ajayi, at the palace of Olona of Ada at the weekend as he was attacked by irate youths protesting the creation of Local Council Development Authority in the area.

Ajayi, who hails from Ada was at the palace of the Olona to attend a meeting called over the location of the headquarters of the new LCDA but incurred the wrath of the people who accused him of not using his weight to get the headquarters to their side.

The lawmaker was however whisked away by the police when the situation was becoming rowdy to prevent him from being physically assaulted.

Meanwhile, three communities in Osun state namely Aagba, Ada and Ororuwo, have rejected the location of the headquarters of the recently established Boripe North Local Council Development Authority, LCDA, in Iree and thus demanded reversal from the state government.

The communities in a letter written to the state government yesterday on the matter, signed by Alaagba of Aagba, Oba Rufus Olayinka Ogunwole, Olona of Ada, Oba Abimbola Abioye and reagent of Ororuwo, High Chief James Dada, said the reversal was necessary because it was at variance with the content of the white paper released on the memorandum written by the three communities in 2012.

The letter explained that Iree was not part of those that struggled for the creation of the new LCDA in the area, just as it claimed that in the proposal the three communities presented before Prof. Mojeed Alabi- committee, Ifesowapo Local Council Development Authority, with Modaa or Ada proposed as its headquarters.

The letter read in part: “Creation of Boripe North Council Development Area and its headquarters at Modaa, Ada was corroborated and confirmed via the White Paper released on the exercise by your good government upon discreet and meritorious consideration of our Memorandum.

“The White Paper in its 2nd schedule specifically column 4 stated Ada; Aagba, Iree and Ororuwo communities with their villages as the newly created Boripe North LCDA and Modaa, Ada as the headquarters.

“We have no objection to the addition of Iree as one of the owners of Boripe North LCDA, though without reference to us, but we totally oppose, object and reject making Iree our headquarters.

“We therefore implore your Excellency to quickly and urgently set all machinery in motion to reverse this political insult and daylight robbery to prevent us from taking our destiny into our hands.”