The Association of Local government of Nigeria (ALGON) , Oyo state charpter, has said that the sacked local government chairmen in the state are yet to be served with any court order refraining them from resuming into their offices .
Oyo ALGON chairman ,Prince Ayodeji Abass –Aleshinloye, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan Wednesday on the ongoing controversy over local government administration in the state.
The ALGON chairman said even with an injunction procured by Oyo state government restraining them from forcefully resuming into office, the fact remains that “no injunction can restrain a completed act.
“It is a fact that there cannot be a restrain order for an action that had already been completed while the purported order had not been served on any member of ALGON. It is unfortunate that the state continues to embark on an exercise in futility,” he said.
Prince Aleshinloye added that , “Our people have resumed office since Friday 24 and Monday 27, January, 2020 and they (state government) claimed to have an order of restrain procured today, Tuesday January 28, 2020.
“Meanwhile, that order has not been served on anyone and if eventually served on anyone, it is of no legal effect. Is it possible to restrain an action that has already been completed?
The statement read in part: “Our attention has been drawn to an unconfirmed order purportedly issued by a court claiming to restrain elected local government council chairmen and Councilors from resuming office in pursuance of our constitutional mandate and as affirmed by the Supreme Court and Oyo state High Court judgment.
“Let all and sundry be informed that we have not been served with any such order and/or process in any fresh suit. We will like to state the following for the purpose of record: We were never removed from office in pursuance of any order and there is no law that can be employed in aid of an illegality that will stand in a constitutional democracy.”