Yinka Adeniran, Ibadan
COUNCIL chairmen below the aegis of Affiliation of Native Authorities of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State department, have described the decision of the Home of Meeting ordering members to return authorities property of their custody, as a product of “dullards’ intuition, legislative rascality and a deliberate misinterpretation of a easy judgment written in easy English language.”
The sacked council bosses stated the transfer is one other step by the federal government in its serial anarchism to impose dictatorship and tradition of violence on the state because the case began over a yr in the past.
The group, who spoke on Sunday by way of the Chairman, Prince Ayodele Abass-Aleshinloye, accused the lawmakers of intentionally misinterpreting the Attraction Court docket judgment, noting that the appellate court docket by no means put aside the mandate of the sacked council bosses.
He stated: “It has come to the discover of ALGON, Oyo State that the Home of Meeting handed a decision lately directing all democratically elected chairmen and councillors at hand over the property of the Oyo State Authorities of their respectable care.
“This ridiculous decision was handed purportedly performing on the July 15 judgment of the Court docket of Attraction, Ibadan Division in a Go well with CA/IB/300 Bashorun Majeed Ajuwon & Others Vs Governor of Oyo State & Others.
“ALGON considers the mischievous decision as a product of dullards’ intuition, legislative rascality and a deliberate misinterpretation of a easy judgment written in easy English language, as one other step by the federal government in its serial anarchism to impose dictatorship and tradition of violence on the state because the case began over a yr in the past.
“Attraction Court docket by no means upheld the unlawful dissolution of democratically elected native authorities by the governor.
“It solely allowed the enchantment by the state authorities to problem the Excessive Court docket judgment we procured earlier than Governor Seyi Makinde grew to become governor and never our mandate as a result of it was by no means a topic of enchantment within the first occasion.
“The judgment had nothing to do with our elections or legalise the illegal elimination by the governor. The court docket solely stated that the perpetual injunction /judgment we procured after our election on Could 6, 2019 was speculative, therefore it allowed the enchantment of the state to problem the judgment and never our Could 2018 election and mandate, which have been by no means speculative.
“In anyway, Attraction Court docket couldn’t have run opposite to the Supreme Court docket precedent judgment, which clearly declared as unlawful, null and void dissolution of elected native authorities by any governor or state meeting in Nigeria (as reaffirmed in Governor Fayemi & Ors V. Olubunmo & 13 Others).
“We hereby enjoin elected chairmen, councillors, the media and residents to disregard the repugnant and contemptuous decision and by no means be part of the meeting in its self-imposed parliamentary confusion sauced with lies.
“ALGON sincerely appreciates the help and understanding of all discerning residents as we proceed to the Supreme Court docket for last adjudication.”