A state High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, has described the proclamation made by the state government to relocate the headquarters of Ilejemeje Local Council from Iye-Ekiti to Eda-Oniyo as executive rascality.
The Ekiti State government yesterday said it would implement the Supreme Court’s judgment, which relocated the headquarters of Ilejemeje Local Council from Iye-Ekiti to Eda Oniyo. The government said it had no option than to obey the apex court’s decision, which recognised Iye-Ekiti as the headquarters of the council since 1996 null and void.
Agitation or call for a reduction in the cost of governance has been rather perennial. I wrote on this very topic sometime in the 1980s for the London-based West Africa magazine. I had then called for a reduction in the number of senatorial seats per state, which then was five.
The disclosure by the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu that the commission is currently involved in over 1,600 court cases arising from the February/March 2019 general elections has attracted scathing remarks from some Nigerians.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Ekiti State Chapter, yesterday, postponed the Local Government primary elections in Ado and Ikole councils over alleged security concerns. The party’s spokesperson, Ade Ajayi in a phone chat with newsmen, said a new date would be communicated to all stakeholders soon.