The Supreme Court has during a session on Friday (today), declares the dissolution of local governments in Oyo State and their replacement with caretaker committees as illegal.
Meanwhile, True talk news had reported that the court judge, Justice Adamu Jauro today upheld an earlier judgment of the Court of Appeal which okayed the deregistration of the National Unity Party and 73 others.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC announced last year that it deregistered the political parties over their inability to win any election during the 2019 general elections.
Jauro, however, in his judgement said the deregistration of NUP, one of the 74 parties, wadone in line with the laws and compliance with the extant provisions of the Constitution and Electoral Act.
In an earlier report, former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo asked leaders to ensure the 2023 general elections birth the emergence of a new federation in the country.
He stated this while speaking at his Penthouse residence, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, when he played host to members of Tiv professionals Group (TPG) led by Prof Zacharys Anger Gundu, Naija News reports.
The former president said the failure to birth a new federation in 2023 will cause the country to “slide into ground dissolution.”
“I do believe that whatever else we do we have to make the year 2023 a watershed for Nigeria. The year 2023 should give us the beginning of the emergence of a new federation or failing that, and the rot continues, then we are going to be sliding back to ground dissolution. God forbid,” he said.
Mohammed Adamu, former inspector-general of police (IGP), had asked Shina Olukolu, Oyo state commissioner of police, to help reinstate the sacked local government chairpersons in compliance with the directive of the AGF.
Two months ago, Makinde dissolved the council caretaker committees following the expiration of their tenure.
The governor had asked heads of local council administration to take over pending the assumption of elected officials.