LG Polls: Oyo APC sues Governor Makinde, electoral commission

LG Polls: Oyo APC sues Governor Makinde, electoral commission

- Seyi Makinde has been dragged to court by the APC in Oyo state

- The governor was accused of excluding the APC from the forthcoming LG elections in the state

- Recall that Makinde had sacked elected chairmen when he assumed office

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In a move that will anger many Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dragged Governor Seyi Makinde to court.

This is over the party's alleged exclusion from the forthcoming local government elections in the state, The Nation reports.

LG Polls: Oyo APC sues Governor Makinde, electoral commission
Makinde has been dragged to court over local government polls. Photo: Seyiamakinde
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Akin Oke, the APC caretaker chairman in Oyo state confirmed the development, Leadership newspaper added.

Recall that Makinde had recently lost a case after he controversially sacked the elected local government chairmen and councillors on the platform of the APC.

The Supreme Court had ruled in favour of the sacked politicians.

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In another report, Makinde agreed to obey the Supreme Court judgement directing him to pay salaries and allowances of sacked local government officials.

The governor had dissolved the council officials who were elected on the platform of the APC following his inauguration back in 2019.

The affected parties took the matter to the apex court which ruled that they should be paid all their salaries and allowances from May 2019 to March 2022.

Legit.ng had reported that the Supreme Court on Friday, May 7, declared the dissolution of local government councils in Oyo state as illegal.

It was reported that the apex court also declared unlawful the replacement of the council chairmen with caretaker committees.

Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), had intervened and declared Governor Makinde’s action as unconstitutional.

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In a related development, the caretaker chairman of APC in Oyo, Chief Akin Oke, said his party was not afraid of participating in the local government election in the state.

Legit.ng's regional reporter in Ibadan, Ridwan Kolawole, reported that Oke advised the state Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) to postpone the forthcoming local government election in the state.

Source: Legit.ng

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