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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Lagos Challenges Judgment On LG Caretakers

Lagos State government said it had appealed the judgment of a Lagos High Court which, on October 23, declared the appointment of caretaker committees to manage the affairs of 20 local governments areas and 37 local council development authorities as illegal.

The government made the announcement in a statement issued, on Tuesday, by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem.

According to Kazeem, the government filed a notice of appeal and motion for stay of execution of the judgment before the Appeal Court in Lagos, on Monday, having not been satisfied with the verdict.

The appeal court has adjourned hearing of the application for stay of execution to November 18.

It would be recalled that a high court sitting in Igbosere had sacked the caretaker committees in all the 20 LGs and 37 LCDAs, describing them as illegal and compelling the state government to hold election into them within 30 days.

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