Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, has sacked all political appointees in the state, and dissolved the State Executive Council.

The governor also terminated the appointments of political office holders, urging them to hand over government properties in their custody.

The dissolution takes immediate effect.

The dissolution, however, exempted all political officeholders in statutory commissions.


Makinde gave the directive in a letter dated May 23, 2023 and signed by his Chief of Staff, who also doubles as the Chairman, Transition & Inauguration Committee, Otunba Segun Ogunwuyi.

The statement reads: “I have the directive of the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency Governor Seyi Makinde to inform you of the dissolution of the Oyo State Executive Council and the termination of the appointment of all political officeholders with effect from today. Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

“All political officeholders are required to officially hand over and submit all government properties in their possession to the most senior civil servant in their respective Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

“Please note that political officeholders in statutory commissions are excluded from this directive.

“His Excellency appreciates your tremendous contributions to the development of our dear State and wishes you success in your future endeavours. I thank you.”