June 21, 2024

Ondo govt reacts to judgment nullifying 33 LCDAs



The Ondo State Government says necessary legal action will be taken on the judgment nullifying the creation of the 33 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state.

The government’s reaction is contained in a statement by the Attorney General of Ondo State, Mr Kayode Ajulo SAN, made available to newsmen on Friday in Akure.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice A.O. Adebusuoye, of the state high court, in a judgment on Thursday, described the creation of the LCDAs as unlawful.

The court said it was illegal for a governor to sign a law outside the state.

The court said that the Local Government Creation Law 2023, signed by the late Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu in Ibadan, was unconstitutional, illegal, null, and void.

The statement said the government has taken cognizance of Ondo State High Court’s judgment and has requested a Certified True Copy of it.

Ajulo said that after it was studied and analysed, a legal opinion would be presented to the state government.

“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,” the statement said. (NAN)