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June 22, 2024

Ondo 33 LCDAs: We’re studying verdict —Govt

Ondo 33 LCDAs

The Ondo government has said that necessary legal action would be taken on the judgment nullifying the creation of the 33 LCDAs by the former late governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

This was contained in a statement by the Attorney General and Justice Commissioner, Kayode Ajulo.
Recall that an Akure High Court, in Ondo state had declared as unconditional and illegal the creation of the 33 Local Government Development Areas (LCDAs) by the Ondo State government.

Justice Adegboyega Adebusoye, in his verdict described the LCDAS signed into law by late Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as inchoate and not lawfully created.

The judge said it was illegal for a governor to sign a law outside the state and that the Local Government Creation Law 2023, signed by the late Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu in Ibadan, was unconstitutional, illegal, and null and void.

But, Ajulo in the statement, said the state government had taken cognisance of the judgment and requested a certified true copy.

He said that ” a legal opinion would be presented to the state government after the study and analysis.

“Subsequently, all necessary measures, in accordance with our laws, will be taken to safeguard the interests of our citizens, foster peaceful coexistence, and uphold the rule of law.

“The Attorney General remains steadfast in his commitment to prioritizing the well-being and welfare of our citizens, working tirelessly to ensure that justice and the law are served. End