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Ondo LCDAs: Govt will defend residents’ curiosity, says commissioner

The Ondo State Government has stated needed authorized motion can be taken on the judgment nullifying the creation of the 33 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) within the state.

The authorities’s response is contained in an announcement by the Attorney General of the state, Kayode Ajulo, and made out there to newsmen on Friday in Akure, the state capital.

On Thursday, Justice A.O Adebusuoye of the state High Court had in a judgment, described the creation of the LCDAs as illegal.

The court docket stated it was unlawful for a governor to signal a regulation outdoors the State.

The court docket stated that the Local Government Creation Law 2023, signed by the late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in Ibadan, was unconstitutional, unlawful, null and void.

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According to the commissioner, the federal government had taken cognizance of Ondo State High Court’s judgment and had requested a Certified True Copy of it.

Ajulo stated after it was studied and analysed, a authorized opinion could be introduced to the state authorities.

“Subsequently, all needed measures, in accordance with our legal guidelines, can be taken to safeguard the pursuits of our residents, foster peaceable coexistence, and uphold the rule of regulation.

“The Attorney General remains steadfast in his commitment to prioritizing the well-being and welfare of our citizens, working tirelessly to ensure that justice and the law are served,” the assertion stated.


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