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Breaking: Federal High Court stops Oyo council poll

Breaking: Federal High Court stops Oyo council poll

The planned Oyo state local government election, which was scheduled to be held on May 12 has been stopped by a Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday, May 2.

Punch reports that the court stopped the poll after it delivered its ruling in a case instituted by some leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state over the creation of wards.

Meanwhile, had reported that the Oyo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) attacked a gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Seyi Makinde, over the queries he raised against the allocation of over N14 billion to the office of the state governor.

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Premium Times reported that the party said the PDP chieftain’s assumptions were erroneous and misleading, noting that his additions were marred by his ambition to govern the state in a hurry. gathered that Makinde had said that the allocation of “N15 billion or 12 per cent of the budget” to the office of the governor over and above the health and education sectors which received 2 per cent and 1 per cent respectively was a “dangerous misplacement of priority”.

“Stock-piling the office of the governor with N15 billion for projects which will obviously be contracted out, while agriculture, health and education sectors suffer is a sad reminder that the out-going administration does not care about the welfare of our people and confirms its reputation as a government of contractors,” said Makinde.

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