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Fayemi floors Ekiti PDP LG chairmen in court




A High Court in Ekiti State has turned down a request, seeking to stop the Governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, from dissolving the 16 local government councils.

The state’s Association of Local Governments of Nigeria led by the Chairman of Ifelodun/Irepodun Local Government, Dapo Olagunju had filed the application through their lawyer, Obafemi Adewale, while Tajudeen Akingbolu and Adeoye Aribasoye appeared for Fayemi.

Fayemi had challenged the jurisdiction of the court to hear the application on the grounds that the matter was speculative.

While Fayemi was elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, all the Local Government chairmen are members of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP.

However, ruling, Justice Abiodun Adesodun described the application as “unmeritorious, preemptive and speculative,”

According to him, there was no compelling fact in the application to warrant the granting of the order.

Adesodun subsequently adjourned the substantive matter till October 22.