Osun Assembly on collision course with Adeleke: ‘You can’t rename State’

The Osun State House of Assembly is on a collision course with Governor Ademola Adeleke over an executive order he issued for the name ‘State of Osun’ to be reversed to Osun State.

Adeleke had in his inaugural speech issued an Executive Order, reversing the name of the State from ‘State of Osun’ to Osun State.

He also changed the slogan of ‘State of Virtue’ to ‘State of Living Spring’.

But the lawmakers rejected the executive order, saying it was out of place and a nullity.

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Chairman, House Committee on Media and Publicity, Moshood Akande, in a statement said the State of Osun House of Assembly having reviewed the inaugural speech of the Governor and the activities of the inauguration hereby resolved that the enactment ‘State of Osun Anthem, Crest and Flag Law, 2012’ assented to on the 18th of December, 2012 contained in Schedule I, Il, Ill, IV and V, which carefully details every component of this law was not in ambiguity.

He said the Schedule I is the State Anthem, Schedule II has to do with the State Crest, Schedule III is the symbolic significance of the elements in the Flag.

“Lastly, while we are aware of a court judgment in effect recognizing “Osun State”, the Assembly, pending the determination and exhaustion of all legal means would not be drawn into this matter.

“However, the State shall and will continue to be described as the State of the Virtuous (Ipinle Omoluabi),” Akande said.