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Court rejects Akeredolu and lawmakers’ suit against Aiyedatiwa

Written by on November 7, 2023

Ondo State High Court in Akure has struck out a suit filed by the Ondo State Government and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu over the compilation of the record of appeal seeking to sack the Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

The claimants in the case had sued four registrars of the High Court, the Deputy Governor of the state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the House of Assembly, the Speaker of the House and the Chief Judge of Ondo State.

At the hearing of the case, the claimants, through their counsel, applied to withdraw the suit, claiming that events had overtaken the suit.

However, counsel for the deputy governor, Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN, opposed the oral application to withdraw the suit, saying the issues had been joined by filing a defence to the suit and also a counterclaim.

In his ruling, Justice D.I. Kolawole, held that the rules of the court permitted the claimants to withdraw the suit and it was accordingly struck out.

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