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Supreme Court To Deliver Judgement on Oyo LG Elections May 7th

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has withheld the judgement on the case brought to it by the local government in Oyo state till May 7th.

The case with suit number SC556/2020 is between Bashorun Moshood Ajuwon and others Vs Governor of Oyo state and others.

Makinde had opened a case against the 68 chairmen of the 33 local government and 35 local council development areas, all of them from the All Progressives Congress (APC), after laying them off on May 29, 2019, inauguration.

These sacked chairmen had assumed office on May 12, 2018, in an election that PDP boycotted on the ground that there was a court injunction against the procedure of the elections that was not vacated before the exercise.

On July 15, the Court of Appeal in Ibadan approved the sack of elected Chairmen.

But Prince Abass Aleshinloye who is the leader of ALGON said they will take the case to the Supreme court to protest their sacking.

The former chairman of Oluyole Local Government Area pointed out that their lawyers have been briefed on the decision to go to the Supreme Court.

“We humbly reject the judgement and we shall proceed to the Supreme Court for a review. Our lawyers have been informed to take the necessary action,” he said.

“As elected chairmen and councillors, we will continue to defend democracy and our freely given mandate legally and peacefully until justice is done and seen to be done. The struggle continues,” he said

The Supreme Court on Wednesday morning heard the case brought before it by ALGON against the ruling of the Appeal Court which favoured the state government and adjourned the case till May 7, 2021, for judgment.

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