Youths of Araromi Obu in Odigbo local government area of Ondo state have rejected the nominations and appointments of Olanrewaju Makinde and Giwa Rasheed as the chairman and vice chairman of the newly created Ifesowapo Local Council Development Authority.
Addressing the newsmen in Akure, the youths under the auspices of Araromi-obu Youths Development Council Araromi-obu described the appointments of the duo as illegal as they were not natives of the local government.
According to them, Olanrewaju Makinde and Giwa Rasheed are from Ondo town and Osun state respectively.
The president of the group, Com. Adesanoye Akinbinu said, “We received with great shock the announcement of Mr. Olarewaju Makinde and Mr. Giwa Rasheed as the chairman and vice chairman respectively of the said Ifesowapo Local Council Development Authority.
“We respectively express our outright displeasure and rejection of the two individual because their nomination and appointment does not reflect the spirit of fairness to Araromi-Obu as the host community and the indigenes of the town.
“Mr. Governor, it would interest you to know that this appointment is considered a slap, insult
and embarrassment on the face of an average indigene of Araromi-Obu, considering the fact that the council is newly created thus having non indigene as the pioneer head in the administration of the council negate the spirit of fairness and sense of belonging as indigene of a community like ours should enjoy.
“Furthermore, their appointment is considered as insult to the collective sensibility and it is set to
deepen the age long conspiracy against the interest of our community if not rescinded. To this extent we reject them also the gods of our land reject them.
“On this basis, considering the afore-stated reasons and in other to have a peaceful take-off of
the new local council and subsequent symbolic working relationship with the community. We demand as a matter of saliency, necessity and urgency the withdrawal of Mr. Olarewaju Makinde as the chairman of the caretaker committee of Ifesowapo Local Council Authority and replace it with an indigene of Araromi-Obu in the interest of fairness and justice and considering your indelible antecedents in the fight against injustice in our national life.
“While we await your prompt consideration of our demand, we want to assure you of our continuous and unwavering support for your administration and the newly created council.”