An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure, the state capital Thursday ordered the state’s candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, to pay the sum of N4.3 million to the Registrar of the court being payment for his numerous billboards erected all over the state.
Mr Akeredolu had filed a suit challenging, amongst other things, the constitutionality or otherwise of the Ondo State Signage and Advertisement Agency (OSSAA) Law, 2011. He had also filed a motion for interlocutory injunction restraining OSSAA from carrying out its duties as empowered by the law pending the determination of the substantive suit.
The matter had been adjourned by the presiding judge, Justice Olusegun Odusola to Thursday, August 16, 2012 for the hearing of the motion for interlocutory injunction.
However, before the hearing date, Akeredolu had gone ahead to erect
billboards all over the state for his election campaign, a development which made OSSAA to issue Demand Notice for the payment of the sum of N4.3million being amount payable on the said billboards.