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Appeal Court Fixes April 1 To Hear Suit On Oyo LG Leadership Tussle


The Court docket of Attraction sitting in Ibadan has fastened April 1 for the listening to of the enchantment filed by the Oyo State authorities difficult a courtroom order to not dissolve the 33 native authorities chairmen and 35 Native Council Growth Areas (LCDA) within the state.

The adjournment adopted withdrawal and placing out of three totally different functions which the lead counsel to the candidates, Adeniyi Akintola (SAN) filed earlier.

The justices believed the fits would stand as obstacles to the primary substantive matter.

The enchantment marked CA/IB/300/2018 was instituted by the governor of Oyo State, the Lawyer Normal of Oyo State, and the Commissioner for Native Authorities and Chieftaincy Issues.

Others are the Accountant-Normal of the state, the Speaker of the Oyo State Home of Meeting, the Oyo State Home of Meeting, and the Oyo State Unbiased Electoral Fee (OYSIEC).

Its respondents are Mr Mojeed Bosun Ajuwon and 10 others.

The authorized battle was renewed after Might 6, 2019, when Justice Aderonke Aderemi dominated that the Oyo State authorities shouldn’t sack the chairmen as deliberate, however the judgement was appealed by the state authorities.

On the resumed listening to, counsel to the respondents, Niyi Akintola (SAN), advised the courtroom that he filed his temporary of argument out of time and prayed the courtroom to grant an extension of time.

He added that his temporary of argument was supported with an 18-paragraph affidavit and the identical served on the respondents.

In his submission, counsel to the claimant, Kunle Kalejaiye (SAN), expressed displeasure at Akintola’s transfer however famous that he wouldn’t oppose the appliance.

The three-man panel headed by Justice Jimi Bada, thereafter, granted the appliance for extension of time till April 1, 2020.

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