BREAKING: Dissolution Of All Local Government Chairmen In Oyo Is Illegal And Undemocratic, Supreme Court Declares
The supreme court of Nigeria, which is the apex court in Nigeria, located in Abuja gives final judgement in case of all local government chairmen and councillors sacked by Oyo State Governor, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde immediately after he was swear-in on May 29, 2019.
Recall that the chairmen under the auspices of the (ALGON) Association of Local Government Of Nigeria, Oyo State chapter elected in 2018 during the administration of the immediate past governor, Abiola Ajimobi had appealed the judgment of the Appeal Court in Ibadan which affirmed sacking chairmen of all local governments and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) including the councillors in the state by Governor Seyi Makinde.
The Supreme court of Nigeria on Friday declared dissolution of All local government chairmen and councillors in Oyo State and their replacement with caretaker committees as illegal and undemocratic, affirms that all local government chairmen and councillors that were sacked by Oyo State Governor, Engineer Oluseyi Makinde, be paid their full salaries and allowances.
The apex court also fines Oyo state government under the administration of Governor Seyi Makide with a sum of twenty million Naira (N20,000,000) ordered the Attorney General of the state to ensure compliance by the state government unfailingly by August 2021.