An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, yesterday dismissed the preliminary objection raised by Governor Gboyega Oyetola in the suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Blaze Newz gathered that the opposition party had filled a suit challenging the legality of appointing caretaker committee members instead of organising a local government election where other political parties will have opportunity to participate.
The Osun PDP is also challenging the governor over his appointment of the Caretaker Committee who are currently running the affairs of Local Government Councils in Osun State and as erroneously confirmed by the State House of Assembly.
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The PDP lead Counsel, Barrister Adebayo Alade, in the ensued legal fireworks yesterday over recently defeated Governor Oyetola and the Apc’s preliminary objection in the suit Number Hos/M.39/2021 instituted by the PDP against the governor and 74 Others on the constitutionality or otherwise of the appointment of the caretaker committee, Justice Ayo Oyebiyi of the High Court 5, Osogbo, dismissed Oyetola’s objection.
The Osun PDP had argued that, appointment of the Local Government Caretaker Committee was in flagrant violation of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which must not be allowed to stand.
As part of its prayer, the PDP is demanding that court should declare the appointment of caretaker committee members as illegal and that those appointed should refund all the salaries and other financial entitlements they’ve taken from the local government purse.
The case has been adjourned and hearing on the substantive suit will come up on 23rd of September, 2022.