Judiciary

Court rejects 11 parties’ plea to halt Lagos LG elections

A Federal High Court Ikoyi has dismissed a plea by 11 political parties seeking discontinuation of Saturday’s Lagos local government elections.

The ruling which was pronounced by Honourable Justice Akintayo Aluko on Friday upheld the submissions of the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) on behalf of the Lagos State Government.

The Suit No FHC/L/CS/596/2021 was filed by the Alliance of Social Democrats and 10 Other Political Parties against Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) and Lagos State Government.

The Court declined jurisdiction to hear and determine the suit seeking to stop the conduct of the elections for 57 Local Government Councils and Local Council Development Areas slated for today.

In a similar decision upheld in another matter filed by the Youth Party against LASIEC & Another in Suit No FHC/L/CS/625/2021.

The Court not only declined jurisdiction but vacated the Interim Order of Injunction earlier granted in the matter on July 12, 2021.

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