September 20, 2020
Politics

Oyo Govt/LG Chairmen Tussle: Court Adjourns till April 1

The Appeal Court sitting in Ibadan has adjourned till April 1 to hear an appeal filed by the Oyo State Government against the May 6 judgment of the State High Court restraining the state government from sacking the elected local government chairmen.

At the mention of the case today, counsel to the embattled chairmen, Chief Niyi Akintola who already filed an application seeking a court order to stop the state government from appointing a caretaker committee withdrew the application to allow hearing of the main appeal to commence.

The court also allowed a motion filed by the respondents seeking an extension of time to respond to the appeal.

Counsel to the state government, Chief Kunle Kalejaye agreed with counsel to the respondents to fix a date for the hearing.

The panel, headed Justice Jimi Bada adjourned the case till April 1 for the parties to present and adopt their addresses. 

Sunday Ogunyemi

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