MORE TROUBLE FOR DANIEL
Some members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), under the aegis of Ogun State Lawyers, have dragged the state Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, to court over 'his alleged illegalities' in handling affairs of the state.
The suit filed by the incorporated trustees of the NBA urged the court to determine whether the governor had not flouted sections 7, 96 (1) and 128 of the Nigerian constitution in the appointment of caretaker/transition committees in all the state's 20 local councils.
They are also praying the court to establish whether the House of Assembly as currently constituted (11 out of the 26 law-makers) under the leadership of Soyemi Coker had the power to constitute caretakers/transition committees in the state.
Joined in the suit filed before an Abeokuta High Court are the state attorney-general and the state House of Assembly.
The suit filed on Friday March 4, among other things, is praying the court to prove or otherwise whether the defendant had not contravened the provision of the 1999 constitution in the purported reading, presentation and passage of the state 2011 budget.
The lawyers prayed the court to determine whether the third respondent (the state House of Assembly) had not breached the clear provision of sections 104 and 128 of the constitution by failing to perform its constitutional responsibility and discharge of public duties to the citizenry of the state for the past six months.
The lawyers also sought perpetual injunction, restraining the defendants from constituting, appointing or recognising 'any so called caretaker and transition committees hitherto appointed for the 20 local governments in the state.