• As ALGON commends Gov. Makinde’s government for resorting to Appeal Court
The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) Oyo State Chapter has commended Gov. Seyi Makinde for listening to the Voices of Reason and Wisdom, as the Association’s Contempt Case against the state government on Illegal dissolution of Local Government holds on tomorrow at High Court 9, Ibadan.
The association through its chairman, Prince Abass Aleshinloye in a statement signed by him said “We commend the governor of Oyo State Engr. Seyi Makinde for resorting to the Appeal Court on the contending issue of illegal dissolution of democratically elected local government councils in Oyo State which his government hurriedly did in violation of a court judgment.
“This recourse to the path of honor, rule of law and constitutionalism is good, unlike the initial illegal self- help approach of the government and the arrogant derision of a binding court judgement as an ‘arrangee judgement’ by overzealous and excitable agents of government have been doing with impunity.
“We, as elected chairmen of local government and development areas under the umbrella of ALGON, , are ever ready to meet the state government legally through our able counsels at the Appeal Court when we are officially served.
“Meanwhile, we are also pressing on with the Contempt Charges we filed against the State government for trampling on the Judiciary and the rule of law by dissolving the local councils against the legitimate order and Constitution of Nigeria.
The case comes up tomorrow, Tuesday, 18th of June, 2019 at High Court 9, Ibadan. Time:10am.
“Democracy thrives on rule of law. Anyone that violates the rule of law should be made to face the law.
Where tradition is lacking, a striking example is necessary .
“We fully appreciate the support and solidarity of the good people of Oyo State, ALGON National, our lawyers and all democracy loving people of good conscience in this effort to restore grassroots democracy and good governance”.