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Court Nullifies Creation Of 33 Ondo LCDAs By Akeredolu

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THE Ondo State High Court in Akure, the state capital, has nullified the 33 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) created by late Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

Delivering judgement on Thursday, June 20, 2024, Justice A.O Adebusuoye, described the LCDAs as inchoate and not lawfully created.

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The judge said it was illegal for a governor to sign a law outside the state.

The court added that the Local Government Creation Law 2023 signed by late Akeredolu in Ibadan, outside the state, was unconstitutional, illegal, null, and void.

Akeredolu had, on September 9, 2023, assented to the bill creating 33 LCDAs in Ondo State.

The bill for the creation of the LCDAs was presented to the late governor by the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Oladiji Olamide, during a ceremony at the deceased’s residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

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