A move to stop incoming governor of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi, from sacking local government chairmen in the state, who are all members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has suffered a setback.
The move suffered defeat following the ruling of an Ekiti State High Court on Friday which refused to grant the motion seeking to restrain Fayemi from dissolving the 16 local government councils in the state.
Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) would be inaugurated governor of Ekiti on October 16.
However fearing possible sacking due to difference in party, the state’s Association of Local Governments, who are all PDP members and led by chairman of Ifelodun/Irepodun Local Government, Dapo Olagunju, had filed an application in the court to stop their sacking.
But in his ruling on the case, Justice Abiodun Adesodun described the application as “unmeritorious, preemptive and speculative,” because there was no compelling fact in the application to warrant the granting of the order.
The judge then adjourned the substantive matter till October 22.
The association filed their suit through their counsel, Obafemi Adewale, while Tajudeen Akingbolu and Adeoye Aribasoye appeared as counsels to Fayemi.
The incoming governor had challenged the jurisdiction of the court to hear the application since the matter was merely speculative.
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