- A court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has intervened in the controversy in ALGON
- The court restrained a factional leader of the association from parading himself as the leader of the group
- ALGON is Nigeria's number one association of local governments
An Abuja Federal High Court has restrained the chairman of Bariga Local Council Development Area, Hon. Alabi Akolade David-led faction of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) from parading themselves as the leaders of the association.
The court also ordered the faction from taking all further action, steps, proceedings, and assembly relating to the conduct of ALGON's General Assembly during the pendency of the suit.
Other parties restrained by the court order include the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami, Inspector General of Police (IGP), and one Mrs. Binta Abdullahi Bello.
The order followed the adoption of a motion ex-parte deposed by Mohammed Inulin Abubakar on behalf of the Interim Management Committee of the association.
Justice I.E Ekwo who presided over the session witnessed by a Legit.ng reporter, further restrained the IGP to stay action relating to any form of support on the conduct of ALGON's general assembly the determination of the suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/370/2021.
The order particularly retrained both the AGF, the IGP, and the Corporate Affairs Commission from giving any form of support to Alabi Akolade David and Binta Abdullahi Bello who claimed to be factional leaders of ALGON.
ALGON had earlier disassociated itself from a meeting purportedly convened in its name by Alabi in the Federal Capital, Territory, Abuja on Wednesday, March 24.
The association described the meeting as illegal, in a statement signed and sent to Legit.ng on Wednesday, March 24 by Honourable Abdullahi Maje.
Recall that year ago, Legit.ng reported that a group known as Open Justice Initiative petitioned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha over the crisis in ALGON.
The petition was signed by the executive director of the group, Donald Ayibiowu, alleging that Alabi is not a chairman of any of the recognized 774 local government councils in the country.