August 15, 2018

Ajimobi appeals judgment on Chieftaincy row (Nation)

Ajimobi appeals judgment on Chieftaincy row (Nation)

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has appealed the judgment of an Oyo State High Court, which nullified the review of the 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration and Other Related Chieftaincy Laws in Ibadan.

The appeal, filed on Monday at the Court of Appeal‘s Ibadan Judicial Division, gave 11 grounds as basis of the request. The governor described the judgment as clustered and a miscarriage of justice. He insisted that the judge erred in law in several instances in the judgment.

In the appeal, Ajimobi is seeking an order setting aside the ruling and judgment, an order upholding the preliminary objections he raised against the first respondent (Senator Rashidi Ladoja) and an order dismissing the case.

An Oyo State High Court, on January 19, declared the review by the government as unconstitutional, illegal, null, void, and of no effect. Read more

 

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