Oyo: Court Restriction On Sacking Council Bosses, Makinde Yet To Take Stand


Last Monday, Justice Aderonke Aderemi Ibadan high court gave her ruling, restricting the governor of Oyo state from truncating local government councils. Oyo state governor-elect, Engr Seyi Makinde
through his spokesperson Mr Dotun Oyelade, only described the local government court injunction as recklessly hasty, unwarranted and a disastrous preemptive move, but yet to make a decision on the ruling.

“The decision of the APC to go to court in the first place was jittery, recklessly hasty, unwarranted and a disastrous preemptive move. Even political apprentices should do better than that,” Makinde’s aide said

Justice Aderonke Aderemi ruling which held that dissolution of democratically elected council Chairmen in 33 local government councils and 35 local council development areas were in conflict with section 7(1) of the 1999 constitution, the local government Chairmen are expected to remain in office till May 12, 2021.

The court verdict restricting incoming government of People’s Democratic Party in Oyo state from sacking all the state local government bosses will he a big blow to the party and members as it already gathered that some party faithfuls are already licking lips on council head seats.

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