The Ondo State High Court in Akure has issued an injunction preventing Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu from inaugurating the newly appointed members of the interim management committee for the 18 local government areas and the 33 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).
The appointed Interim Management Committee for the council and the LCDAs have been cleared by the Ondo State House of Assembly.
However, the Peoples Democratic Party filed an interim Injunction restraining the defendants from inaugurating the committee.
Defendants in the suit were Governor Akeredolu, the speaker of the Ondo Assembly, and the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state.
The PDP had asked the court to restrain the defendants from inaugurating any person or persons not democratically elected as member(s) of caretaker committees to administer the affairs of the local councils and the LCDA pending the determination of the interlocutory Injunction in this suit.
Justice Yemi Fasanmi who granted the order said: “The application defendants/respondents are hereby restrained from inaugurating any person or persons not democratically members of caretaker committees elected as administer the affairs of local government councils and Local Council Development Areas in Ondo state pending the determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction in this suit.”