An Ibadan High Court has fixed the thirtieth of July for hearing in a contempt suit filed by the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, Oyo State Chapter against Governor Seyi Makinde on the dissolution of thirty three Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas.
The court had earlier ordered Makinde not to dissolve the LGs and LCDAs in the state but the governor went ahead to dissolve them immediately after his inauguration on May 29.
The association, through its Counsel, Mr Kunle Sobaloju informed the court that the governor is taking steps to appoint caretaker chairmen for the local governments and Local Council Development Areas.
Counsel to the state government, Mr Oluwaseun Dada, however told the court that the application to set aside the order of the governor dissolving the local governments and Local Council Development Areas has not been served on him and therefore not ripe for hearing.
Dada said that the argument that the governor is taking steps to appoint caretaker chairmen was hearsay and the court cannot act on such. After the counsel’s plea for the case to be adjourned, Justice Laniran Akintola adjourned the case till July thirty for the hearing of all pending applications in the matter.