- Governor Dapo Abiodun has revoked one of the decisions made by his predecessor, Ibikunle Amosun
- Governor Abiodun downgraded some monarchs promoted by Amosun
- The governors said that the elevation of the traditional rulers was not in line with due process
About 75 minor chiefs who were promoted to the level of monarchs during the administration of Ibikunle Amosun in Ogun state have been deposed by Governor Dapo Abiodun.
Governor Abiodun made this decision on Thursday, February 6, after receiving a report submitted by the Oba Kehinde Olugbenle-led chieftaincy review committee.
In its report, the committee faulted the process that led to the elevation of the traditional rulers, PM News reports.
Speaking to journalists on the sack of the deposition of the monarchs, Kikelomo Longe, the state's commissioner for industry, trade and investment, said that the move was in keeping with the legal notice number three of 2019.
Longe said: “The council approved the revocation of the appointments of 75 minor chiefs as Coronet Obas in Legal notice number three of 2019.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the appeal court, sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, held that the petition of the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement, Abdulkabir Akinlade, lacked merit.
The court consequently struck out the petition and declared Abiodun the rightful winner of the Saturday, March 9, 2019 governorship election in Ogun.
The lead judgment was delivered by Justice Muhammed Ambi-Usi Danjuma who said the 10 grounds filed by APM candidate to challenge Abiodun's victory had no merit.
“The respective objections raised by the two respondents are overruled and the emotions have no remit, answers to them are sustained and the two motions are dismissed,” he said.
The APM candidate, Akinlade, suffered his second defeat to Abiodun after the loss at the polls on Saturday, September 14, when the Ogun state governorship election petition tribunal led by Justice Yusuf Halilu, struck out the petition he filed to challenge the governor's victory.
The tribunal dismissed Akinlade's application which sought to disqualify Abiodun on grounds of submitting false academic qualification.
Meanwhile, there was confusion when the same appeal court heard the petition against Oyo state governor Seyi Makinde.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng: Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!
Okada, Keke ban: Lagosians ask Tinubu to call Sanwoolu to order | Legit TV