Suspended lawmakers: Group berates sack of Ondo Attorney-General
Nov 23, 2020
GROUP CONDEMNS THE REMOVAL OF ATTORNEY-GENERAL IN ONDO STATE
The Ondo State Concern Citizens have condemned the recent removal of the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the State, Mr. Kola Olawoye, SAN.
It’s alleged that the Governor of the State ordered the removal of the legal practitioner over his stand on reinstate the four honorable members of the state House of Assembly who were illegally suspended.
It would be recalled that the four lawmakers, Deji Iroju, Tomide Akinribido, Wale Williams and Favor Tomomewo had last week secured victory at the Appeal Court, Akure.
The Appeal Court had on Wednesday of last week dismissed the Ondo State Assembly’s suit against the Lawmakers, while also reinstating them to resume legislative functions without hinderance.
According to the group, the act of the governor is against the tenets and cores of a democratic setting and if left unchecked might lead to a state of autocracy on the path of the Governor.
In the words of the Coordinator of the Group, Comrade Ayodeji Akinwamide,” We set ourselves on the wrong side of history if we continue to allow acts of impunity like this thrive in our society, the actions of Arakunrin Akeredolu is dangerous to the working of democracy in Ondo State”.
The removed Attorney General has been replaced with Sir Charles Titiloye, a front line human right Lawyer and also the Former Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)