Court Bars Ekiti LG Chiefs Motion Seeking To Stop Fayemi From Sacking Them

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By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti

An High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti,the Ekiti state capital on Friday refused to grant an order to prevent the governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, from dissolving the 16 local government council areas in the state.

The council Chairmen led by the state Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) Chairman,Dapo Olagunju, approached the court
seeking an interlocutory injunction to stop Fayemi from sacking them.

Dismissing the application in a ruling, Justice Abiodun Adesodun, described as unmeritorious, pre-emptive and speculative.

Justice Adesodun said there is no compelling fact in the application
to warrant the granting of the order.

The judge therefore adjourned the substantive matter to October 22.

The Council Chiefs filed the case through their lawyer,Mr. Obafemi
Adewale,while Mr. Tajudeen Akingbolu and Mr. Adeoye Aribasoye appeared for Fayemi.

Counsel to the defendant (Fayemi) however challenged the jurisdiction of the court to hear the application on grounds that the matter was
speculative.

The suit was filed owing to the impending change of government on Tuesday, October 16.

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