Laide Lawal, the Assembly’s director of information and public relations, announced the announcement in a statement released on Thursday.
Lawal announced that the list would be presented to the legislature and the public at large during a plenary session.
In accordance with the provisions of Section 192 (1) and (2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), the Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adewale Egbedun, will make public the list of would-be commissioners of the Government of Osun State from Governor, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, tomorrow, Friday, July 7th, 2023, at the House Plenary.
In accordance with constitutional requirements, the plenary session of the House will be used to announce the names of those who made the list to the general public before conducting a screening process.
“In light of the foregoing, all the stakeholders in the state are enjoined to take note of the above state assignment as partners in progress, with particular emphasis on the media.”KURYALOADED readers may recall that on Tuesday, Olawale Rasheed, Governor Adeleke’s spokesman, told reporters that the list of cabinet nominees was complete.
Rasheed further verified that the list had been transmitted to the Assembly via the Speaker.
Along with this, he added, “The governor and the state leadership have done the needful, and the public should expect the list to be made public sooner rather than later.”
One of the reasons the cabinet list wasn’t presented to the Assembly earlier was because of legal challenges to the results of the gubernatorial and general elections.
kuryaloaded has learned that factions within the state’s ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are growing anxious over the delay, while others have drawn the conclusion that Governor Adeleke intentionally withheld the list from the previous legislature, which was controlled by the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).