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Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by Ctorch: 8:19pm On Jan 20
Malami asks Makinde to dissolve LG caretaker chairmen

…We’ve not seen the letter ―Makinde

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) has directed the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde to reverse himself over the dissolution of local government administration in the State.

The directive was contained in a letter to the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Oyo State, Prof. Oyewo Oyelowo dated 14 January 2020.

The letter marked HAGF/OYO/2020/Vol.I/I. was entitled, “Unconstitutionality of dissolution of elected local government councils and appointment of caretaker committee: the urgent need for compliance with extant judicial decisions”

The AGF said, in view of the decision of the Supreme Court on the matter that is binding on all 36 States of the Federation, “the common practice by some State Governors in dissolving elected local government councils is unconstitutional, null and void.”

“So, also any system of local government run by caretaker committee are outrightly illegal and unconstitutional”.

When Vanguard called the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, he said he had not seen the letter and when he saw it, he would know the appropriate response.

The letter reads further; “to this end, I hereby request all their Excellencies, State Governors and Speakers of State House of Assembly, who are currently acting in breach of the provisions of Section 7(1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and also acting in disobedience of the Supreme Court judgement highlighted above to immediately retrace their step by ensuring compliance with the above in the overall interest of the rule of law and our democracy.”

“The need to immediately disband all caretaker committee and restore democratically elected representatives to man the local governments has, therefore, become obligatory”.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/01/malami-asks-governor-makinde-to-dissolve-lg-caretaker-chairmen/

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by Sonoyom(m): 8:22pm On Jan 20
Am surprised that 'lawyer who doesn't know the law' now understands what unconstitutional means.
Maybe detaining an individual after the individual had been given bail is 'constitutional' in Malami's version of the constitution. inanggg

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by Firefox01: 8:24pm On Jan 20
Audio governor has no choice. The IGP will simply order the CP to send police officers to escort the elected LG officers back to the council.

The sweetest thing is that as a result of NFIU, caretaker chairmen have no access to LG funds. They've been borrowing to sustain themselves. cheesy

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by Bigii(m): 8:26pm On Jan 20
Attorney General of the westhern and southern matters!



This man no go leave Yoruba people alone? Haba! grin

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by Stalwert: 8:28pm On Jan 20
Firefox01:
Audio governor has no choice. The IGP will simply order the CP to send police offers to escort the elected LG officers back to the council.

The sweetest thing is that as a result of NFIU, caretaker chairmen have no accessories to LG funds. They've been borrowing to sustain themselves. cheesy

Imagine after borrowing then realising that such borrowed funds was on their own accord and not on behalf of the LG. As far as the Law is concerned they are illegally occupying a position and merely impersonating the real LG chairmen.

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by Firefox01: 8:30pm On Jan 20
Stalwert:


Imagine after borrowing then realising that such borrowed funds was on their own accord and not on behalf of the LG. As far as the Law is concerned they are illegally occupying a position and merely impersonating the real LG chairmen.
Seyi Makinde and PDP goofed on this one. Let's keep watching cheesy

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by Realdeals(m): 8:32pm On Jan 20
Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state will definitely do the same, where is the letter?

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by omowolewa: 8:32pm On Jan 20
Malami should just encourage the parties concerned to go to court.

Malami should be clear in his statementd, people would misconstrue his advise as judgement which only a court can order given his position.

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by Hillsong34: 8:34pm On Jan 20
grin
Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by Blue3k(m): 8:34pm On Jan 20
These governors are power drunk. I never understand why so many states elect these dumb state assembly members who cant reign them in. They have the power to regulate state electoral commission.

Firefox01:


The sweetest thing is that as a result of NFIU, caretaker chairmen have no access to LG funds. They've been borrowing to sustain themselves. cheesy

There's a bank be foolish enough to lend them money? Buhari did well I just wish there would be a constitutional amendment eliminating state local joint account outright. The next president could return things to status quo.

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by helinues: 8:35pm On Jan 20
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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by seunmsg(m): 8:40pm On Jan 20
In as much as I condemn the illegality of dissolving elected councils and replacing them with caretaker committees that are unknown to law, I must also state that the AGF doesn’t have the power to issue directive to the governor on the matter. At best, he can offer his legal opinion on the matter and nothing else. The right thing is for the lawfully elected council members to institute legal action against the governor.

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by mascot87(m): 8:40pm On Jan 20
I support Malami on this

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by bolayei: 8:40pm On Jan 20
Are governors allowed to sack local government chairmen? Isn't it same as a president sacking a governor? Only in Nigeria will a governor attempt to sack a king instead of the governor to report to the king. In Nigeria King's report to local government chairmen. Thank God none of my kids are born in Nigeria. Military rule is better than what we have now

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by Bighead9: 8:42pm On Jan 20
Attorney General of the Federation is right. Caretaker committee is unconstitutional.

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by Bakerdav: 8:43pm On Jan 20
That can't be possible fake new
Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by sweetonugbu: 8:44pm On Jan 20
Go to court
Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by BafanaBafana: 8:46pm On Jan 20
seunmsg:
In as much as I condemn the illegality of dissolving elected councils and replacing them with caretaker committees that are unknown to law, I must also state that the AGF doesn’t have the power to issue directive to the governor on the matter. At best, he can offer his legal opinion on the matter and nothing else. The right thing is for the lawfully elected council members to institute legal action against the governor.
If he doesn't have the power, he wouldn't have done it.
What the governor has done is not just an infringement on the local government chairs but on the constitution and as such, the federal government through the office of the attorney general can take legal actions

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by 9jahotblog: 8:51pm On Jan 20
Ctorch:



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Abubakar Malami (L) and Seyi Makinde (R)
Home » Politics » Malami asks Makinde to dissolve LG caretaker chairmen
Malami asks Makinde to dissolve LG caretaker chairmen
ON JANUARY 20, 20208:04 PMIN POLITICS
…We’ve not seen the letter ―Makinde
Ola Ajayi – Ibadan

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) has directed the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde to reverse himself over the dissolution of local government administration in the State.

The directive was contained in a letter to the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Oyo State, Prof. Oyewo Oyelowo dated 14 January 2020.

The letter marked HAGF/OYO/2020/Vol.I/I. was entitled, “Unconstitutionality of dissolution of elected local government councils and appointment of caretaker committee: the urgent need for compliance with extant judicial decisions”

The AGF said, in view of the decision of the Supreme Court on the matter that is binding on all 36 States of the Federation, “the common practice by some State Governors in dissolving elected local government councils is unconstitutional, null and void.”


“So, also any system of local government run by caretaker committee are outrightly illegal and unconstitutional”.

When Vanguard called the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, he said he had not seen the letter and when he saw it, he would know the appropriate response.

The letter reads further; “to this end, I hereby request all their Excellencies, State Governors and Speakers of State House of Assembly, who are currently acting in breach of the provisions of Section 7(1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and also acting in disobedience of the Supreme Court judgement highlighted above to immediately retrace their step by ensuring compliance with the above in the overall interest of the rule of law and our democracy.”

“The need to immediately disband all caretaker committee and restore democratically elected representatives to man the local governments has, therefore, become obligatory”.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/01/malami-asks-governor-makinde-to-dissolve-lg-caretaker-chairmen/




this one doesn't even understand state local government and FG. Well the pdp caretaker chairmen have come to stay till March or February when a new election will be conducted in all the 33 local government in oyo state. Besides the likes of Akeredolu, fayemi, Dapo abiodun and Obaseki have caretaker chairmen in their respective states. GSM will always stand by his words.

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by 9jahotblog: 8:53pm On Jan 20
Realdeals:
Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state will definitely do the same, where is the letter?
Dapo abiodun ,fayemi, akeredolu, sanwo olu, oyetola has caretaker chairmen in their respective states. Why is the AGF always concentrate on oyo state alone. He's just deceiving himself jare. Dissolve kooo, delay niii.

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by Blue3k(m): 8:54pm On Jan 20
seunmsg:
I must also state that the AGF doesn’t have the power to issue directive to the governor on the matter. At best, he can offer his legal opinion on the matter and nothing else. The right thing is for the lawfully elected council members to institute legal action against the governor.

The AGF isnt overstepping his bounds in my opinion. He has the power to prosecute the case if he chooses to because they're brraking federal law. He already cited the constitution and referenced supreme court cases on the matter.

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by tinsel: 8:56pm On Jan 20
omowolewa:
Malami should just encourage the parties concerned to go to court.

Malami should be clear in his statementd, people would misconstrue his advise as judgement which only a court can order given his position.
Which court again? The Supreme had ruled on this matter that what the governors are doing are illegal.

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by Xisnin(m): 8:57pm On Jan 20
When were the chairmen really elected?

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by seunmsg(m): 8:58pm On Jan 20
Blue3k:


The AGF isnt overstepping his bounds in my opinion. He has the power to prosecute the case if he chooses to because they're brraking federal law. He already cited the constitution and referenced supreme court cases on the matter.

He should go to court and not issue directive to an elected governor. In a federal structure, federating units are not under the supervision of the federal government.

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by Xisnin(m): 8:59pm On Jan 20
Blue3k:


The AGF isnt overstepping his bounds in my opinion. He has the power to prosecute the case if he chooses to because they're brraking federal law. He already cited the constitution and referenced supreme court cases on the matter.
That is where his power ends.
Let him head to the court since he has the law behind him.
I expected the elected chairmen to have gone to court since their sacking.

This is a state affair and Malami shouldn't even be involved at all and any average
lawyer could win the case for the dismissed chairmen.

Ajimobi didn't remember the illegality of his caretaker men until 1 year to the expiration of his tenure.
All these issues of using chairmen as pawns
will disappear when there is a real separation of state and local government accounts.

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by WisdomFlakes: 9:02pm On Jan 20
Realdeals:
Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state will definitely do the same, where is the letter?

Well, Dapo initially removed them when he first got into office but was smart enough to later reinstate them.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2019/10/03/ogun-assembly-reinstates-suspended-lg-lcda-chairmen/amp/

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by nameo: 9:03pm On Jan 20
seunmsg:
In as much as I condemn the illegality of dissolving elected councils and replacing them with caretaker committees that are unknown to law, I must also state that the AGF doesn’t have the power to issue directive to the governor on the matter. At best, he can offer his legal opinion on the matter and nothing else. The right thing is for the lawfully elected council members to institute legal action against the governor.

Agreed Completely.

All Govs must obey the order of the Supreme Court without exception and in this particular case is for a very good reason.

However, it is strange that an AG is "directing" a State Govt. The same AG under whose purview some of the most outrageous disobedience to court orders have been be recorded

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by seunmsg(m): 9:03pm On Jan 20
9jahotblog:
Dapo abiodun ,fayemi, akeredolu, sanwo olu, oyetola has caretaker chairmen in their respective states. Why is the AGF always concentrate on oyo state alone. He's just deceiving himself jare. Dissolve kooo, delay niii.

Stop lying. Local governments in Lagos, Ogun and Ekiti are currently administered by elected council officials.

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by Firefox01: 9:07pm On Jan 20
9jahotblog:
Dapo abiodun ,fayemi, akeredolu, sanwo olu, oyetola has caretaker chairmen in their respective states. Why is the AGF always concentrate on oyo state alone. He's just deceiving himself jare. Dissolve kooo, delay niii.
You must think everyone here is foolish like the way your moniker sounds. Those states have elected LG Chairmen, not Caretakers. And you want to set up a blog It's doomed to fail from the start.

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by WisdomFlakes: 9:08pm On Jan 20
In my opinion Makinde should have worked with the ones he met on ground instead of firing them. I am sure he could have even gotten most if not all of them to defect. The headache that comes with removing them is just not worth it, not to mention the endless litigation.

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by seunmsg(m): 9:08pm On Jan 20
BafanaBafana:

If he doesn't have the power, he wouldn't have done it.
What the governor has done is not just an infringement on the local government chairs but on the constitution and as such, the federal government through the office of the attorney general can take legal actions

I agree that the AGF can take legal action against the governors violating the constitution as regards composition of local government administration. However, the AGF cannot issue directive to elected governors. It is only a court of law that can issue such directive.

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Re: Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen by funmike83(m): 9:09pm On Jan 20
Hmmmm, this malami should better be careful. Were those local government chairmen elected? Foolish people. God pass you all

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