ALGON appeals judgment refusing to void Kolade Alabi’s leadership 

The Incorporated Trustees of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) has appealed the judgement of a Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja, that refused to nullify the Kolade Alabi-led leadership of the association.

ALGON Board of Trustee ( BoT), in another motion, also sought a stay of execution of the judgement delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo.  

Recall that Justice Ekwo, in the judgement had declined jurisdiction to determine whether the immediate-past president of ALGON, Alabi, was qualified to hold office.

The association had earlier dragged Alabi.and seven others to court on the grounds that he was not qualified to be president having not emerged from one of the 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the country.

In their originating summons filed by Bartholomew Opara, they maintained that Alabi is not eligible to be ALGON president as he was not a local government chairman as contemplated by the 1999 Constitution, the Constitution of ALGON and a Supreme Court decision which had touched on the dispute.

Opara contended in his process that Alabi had been removed by ALGON’s National Executive Council in 2019 but he kept parading himself as president.

He urged Justice Ekwo to uphold the removal of Alabi by NEC and perpetually restrain him from further parading himself as such.

However, delivering judgement in the suit, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1609/2023, the judge dismissed the suit for want of jurisdiction.