The Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content and lawmaker representing Oyo Central Senatorial District, Oloye Teslim Folarin, has congratulated the executive chairmen and councillors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on their victory at the Supreme Court on Friday.
The three-term Senator described Oyo ALGON’s victory as a defining judgement and a triumph for Oyo State and the APC family in general.
In a congratulatory message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Com. Y.S.O Olaniyi, the Oyo Central lawmaker extended his heartfelt appreciation to the good people of Oyo State, the APC family and other stakeholders for their unwavering support throughout the period of legal battles.
Oloye Folarin appreciated the eminent jurists of the Supreme Court for restoring the sanctity and integrity of the judiciary as the last hope of the common man.
The statement read in part:
“Governor Makinde-led PDP government committed a constitutional blunder by unjustifiably sacking the validly elected council chairmen and councillors. It is an anomaly for the Governor to dissolve elected council officials, just like the Federal Government cannot dissolve state government”.
“While we celebrate our deserved victory, I urge all APC stakeholders in Oyo State to remain united with a view to dislodging the PDP government in the 2023 General elections”.
“With this Supreme Court victory, late former governor Abiola Ajimobi has been vindicated. May Allah Forgive his shortcomings and grant him Aljana Fridauz. Amin”.
The News Carrier NG reports the Supreme Court on Friday delivered judgment on the case brought before it by the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) of the previous administration under the leadership of Abass Aleshinloye against the judgement of the Appeal Court which favoured Governor Seyi Makinde-led government.
The apex court, in its judgement, noted that the the tenures of the sacked Council chairmen and Councillors have expired but all outstanding salaries and allowances must be paid with immediate effect.
The court fined Oyo State Government with a sum of N20million for perpetrating illegalit