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Court nullifies Ondo’s 33 LCDAs

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Court nullifies Ondo’s 33 LCDAs

By Onyeche Igwe

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure, the state capital, on Thursday nullified the 33 Local Council Development Areas in the state.

The court described the LCDAs, which were created by the immediate former governor of the state, late Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, as illegal and unlawful.

In the judgment delivered by Justice A.O Adebusuoye, the court said it was illegal for a governor to sign a law outside the state, adding that the LG Creation Law 2023 signed by late Akeredolu in Ibadan, outside the state, was “unconstitutional, illegal, null and void.”

Silver News reports that after the LG Creation Law was passed by the state assembly, the late Akeredolu signed the bill into law in September 2023.

Shortly after the law was signed, the list of names of the caretaker chairmen for the 33 LCDAs was sent to the House for screening and approval.

After the screening, the court stopped the inauguration of the appointed caretaker chairmen of the LCDAs, preventing them from assuming office.

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