#BounceExlusive: Oshodi LG Chairman, Councillors On War Path Over Official Cars
All is not well in the Osodi/ Isolo Local Government Area as councillors are at loggerheads with the Local Council Chairman.
This follows the refusal of the LG Chairman, Bolaji Ariyoh to release their official cars to them months after they were purchased.
The Chairman had in March 2018 purchased 18 Toyota Camry cars (2010 model) to be distributed among the elected councillors, supervisory councillors and some of his Special Assistants and Advisers.
The unit price of each vehicle was put at N3million. There are seven elected councillors and six supervisory councillors in the local council area.
Bounce News gathered that the Chairman had used the official cars as bait to secure the support and loyalty of the councillors in his failed bid to win the All Progressives Congress’ House of Representatives ticket for Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency 1.
He had assured the councillors that after the primaries, they will get their car keys.
Ariyoh was also said to have given influential chieftain of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo the sum of N5m for his support to clinch the party’s ticket.
The Chairman, however came a distant third in the polls. US based medical practitioner, Bashiru Dawodu won the party’s ticket.
Weeks after the conclusion of the primaries, the Chairman has bluntly refused to handover the car keys to the councillors.
When Bounce News visited the council secretariat on Oyetayo Street on Wednesday, the cars were still packed in the front of the council secretariat building.
A Head Of Department in the council who preferred not to be named told Bounce News: "There is a serious problem going on in the local government with the council Chairman and the councillors because of the cars.
Bounce News can report authoritatively that while the saga persists in the council, the Chairman has reportedly split the Legislative House in two with four councillors against him and three in support.
Several attempts to get the council Chairman's reaction to the allegations were futile as calls made to his mobile phone were not picked as at press time.
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