By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
Local Government Chairmen who were sacked by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Wednesday lost the battle to retain their seats at the Court of Appeal.
Recall that the former Chairmen were sacked in May 2019 by Makinde.
They were elected in 2018 during the administration of the immediate past Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
Chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) in the state, Prince Ayodeji Abbas-Alesinloye and other members of ALGON while reacting to the sack, vowed not to vacate office against the Council dissolution order by Governor Seyi Makinde.
According to them, the dissolution by the governor was illegal and undemocratic.
Abass-Aleshinloye and his colleagues described their sack as a violation of rule of law and a contempt of a subsisting court injunction against any dissolution of local government authorities.
The council bosses later approached the court urging it to order them to return to their former seats.
Reports that a Federal Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan, the state capital ruled against the former Chairmen.