Ajimobi appeals court's judgement

Ajimobi appeals court's judgement

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state has appealed against the decision of the Oyo state high court, Ibadan division which declared the review of the 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration and Other Related Chieftaincies in Ibadan unconstitutional, illegal, null, void and of no effect.

In his 11 grounds of appeal at the Court of Appeal of Nigeria, Ibadan Judicial Division by his counsels led by Yusuf Ali SAN, Governor Ajimobi sought for an order setting aside the ruling of the Oyo state High Court, Ibadan Judicial Division, delivered on the 19th January 2018.

Other reliefs sought by the Governor in the appeal which has High Chief (Senator) Rashidi Ladoja and Hon Justice Akintunde Boade (RTD) as Respondents 1 and 2, include an order upholding the Appellant’s Preliminary Objection against the 1st Respondent and an order dismissing the case of the 1st respondent in its entirety.

In ground 6 of the appeal, the Governor posited that the learned Trial Judge erred in law and totally misinterpreted sections 10, 12 and 25 of the Oyo State Chiefs Law claiming that the judge introduced extraneous provisions not contained in the law while interpreting those sections.

Report by Banke Kunle

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