The judgement of the Oyo State High Court restraining the state governor or government from dissolving local government councils in the state has been set aside by the Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday.
According to Justice Haruna Tsammani who delivered the judgment, the sacked local government Chairmen failed to show verifiable facts of the plan by the Oyo State governor to dissolve the councils.
Tsammani said the case initiated was based on mere speculations and conjectures.
Bashorun Bosun Ajuwon had instituted the case on behalf of the Oyo State chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON).
Embattled council chairmen and the Governor Seyi Makinde led government had been at loggerheads over the control of the local government and local council development areas.
Supporters of the state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who filled up the Court of Appeal premises reportedly erupted in loud songs of victory after the judgement was read out by the judge.
The court after considering all evidences and submissions of both legal teams upheld the validity of the decision of the Oyo state government to dissolve the sacked ALGON.
Recall that ALGON had approached an Ibadan high court after Governor Makinde, few hours after he was sworn in, sacked its members who were elected by the administration of late former governor Abiola Ajimobi.