The Osun State House of Assembly and Governor Ademola Adeleke have clashed over the state’s renaming.
The Osun State Assembly rejected Governor Ademola Adeleke’s order to rename the state Osun State on Monday.
Adeleke, according to Kemi Filani, ordered the state’s name to be changed to Osun State during his inauguration on Sunday.
He also ordered the reversal of the state’s appellation from “The State of the Virtues” to “The State of the Living Spring”.
Former governor Rauf Aregbesola had made the changes earlier.
Osun Assembly rejects Governor Adeleke’s order
Reacting to Adeleke’s orders, the Assembly through the chairman of, the House Committee on Media and Publicity, Moshood Akande, argued no person can exact force to change it.
The statement said, “The State of Osun House of Assembly having reviewed the inaugural speech of the Governor and the activities of the inauguration hereby resolves as follows:
“The usage of the State Anthem, Crest and Flag is an enactment of the law and as such, its usage is a matter of law and not choice.
“The enactment “State of Osun Anthem, Crest and Flag Law, 2012” assented to on December 18, 2012, contained in Schedule 1, II, III, IV and V, which carefully details every component of this law is not in ambiguity.
“Schedule I is the State Anthem, Schedule II has to do with the State Crest, and Schedule III is the symbolic significance of the elements in the Flag.”
The lawmakers further said that the state would continue to be described as the “State of Osun” and “Ipinle Omulabi” (State of the Virtuous).