Appeal Court Reserves Judgement In Oyo LG Leadership Tussle Suit
The court of appeal sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday reserved judgment in a suit filed by the Oyo government challenging a court order not to dissolve the 33 local government chairmen and 35 Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) in the state.
It was reported that the Oyo State government appealed the judgment of the high court delivered on May 6, 2019, by Justice Aderonke
Aderemi, ordering the state government not to dissolve the elected 33 chairmen and 35 LCDAs in Oyo State.
It was also gathered that in spite of the judgment, Governor Seyi Makinde dissolved the 33 chairmen and 35 LCDAs in the state immediately after his inauguration on May 29, 2019.
The three-member panel of appeal judges, chaired by Justice Jimi Bada, on Wednesday reserved the judgment after hearing arguments of counsel in the suit.
Bada further said judgment date would be communicated to the respective counsels.
Earlier in his argument, counsel for the Oyo State government, Kunel Kalejaye, said the lower court had not jurisdiction to hear the case because it was premature as of the time it was filed.
Kalejaye said the chairmen filed the suit at the lower court based on a rumour they heard that Makinde would dissolve them after his swearing-in on May 29, 2019.
He said the case was filed at the lower court and judgment obtained by the respondents before they were dissolved