The Kwara State Government is to appeal the judgement of the state high court in a case between ENetSuD and Kwara Government. The judgement which stated that Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has no constitutional rights to dissolved the democratically-elected Local Government councils and replaced them with Transitional Implementation Committees/ Caretaker, TIC.
Recall Justice H.A. Gegele in his judgement also ordered the State Government to conduct Local Government election in the whole 26 local government areas of Kwara state with immediate effect in accordance with the constitution of Nigeria.
The Kwara State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Salman Jawondo, in a press statement announced the decision of the State Government to appeal the judgment.
“The judgment in respect of the case filed by the incorporated Trustee of Elite Network for Sustainable Development was delivered today, the 8th of October, 2021.
We wish to state that the reasoning of the trial judge is not a finality on the issue as it is subject to appeals at the higher benches, up to the Supreme Court. This allowance is guaranteed under our law.
In exercise of its right of appeal as enshrined under the 1999 constituion as amended, the state government intends to explore that right. It will also, as allowed under the law, seek immediate stay of execution of the judgment of the trial court.