Akure Division of the Court of Appeal has restrained Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, from removing or sacking chairmen and councillors in the 18 local government areas of the state.
The chairmen and councillors of the councils were sued by the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the administration of former Governor Olusegun Mimiko.
At the resumed hearing of the case, counsel to governor Akeredolu, Mr Charles Titiloye, told the court that his client was not aware of the order of the High Court restraining him from dissolving the councils or of the appeal supposedly filed by him.
Titiloye noted that the state’s solicitor general was in court, to demonstrate how concerned the governor was, over the suit. The solicitor general subsequently rose up to confirm his presence, while the 18 council chairmen and councillors were represented by their counsel, Mr Olusola Oke.
The governor’s counsel pleaded for adjournment to enable his client study the case, being a lawyer himself. (Authority)