Governor Makinde Should Pay us Through our Lawyer – Ex-ALGON Chairman

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The Chairman of the sacked local government chairmeb and councillors, Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye, has called on the Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde to settle the court award of the debt owing the forum through their lawyer.

Prince Abass-Aleshinloye who quoted the governor saying he had no record of the judgement and the numbers of beneficiaries called on the governor not to disobey the court order which was in their favour.

“It will be recalled that the highest court of the land, the Supreme Court ordered the governor to pay our salaries and allowances, and he got a fine for his action by consciously breaching the nation’s constitution.”

After much delay and deliberate disobedience of the Supreme Court judgement, Gov. Seyi Makinde paid a tranche of the judgment debt of N1,500,000,000.00 out of N4,874,889,425.60. The State Government made a promise to pay the balance of the judgment debt within six (6) months as stated by the then *hon attorney general of the state* in his letter dated 13/12/2021.”

” The State Governor failed to pay and started playing hanky panky by rushing to a High Court to technically appeal against the Supreme Court judgement that he would not pay as expressly stated by the Supreme Court in a judgment written in simple, unambiguous English language.”

The antic of such absurd legal rigmarole at a huge cost to the state is to deny or delay payment of our money ordered to be paid by the Supreme Court. The Governor should be reminded the aphorism of Thomas Fulller that: “Be you ever so high, the law is above you”. It is a judgment debt he must pay. So calling some members of ex ALGON individually, as some state officials have been doing to remind the State Government of our numbers, tenure, salaries and allowances is laughable and elementary. The State Government has all the information about us in its record, court documents, and in the files it used to pay us the first tranche. What the Governor is pretending to look for in Sokoto town is right there in his Sokoto (pocket) if he is sincere.”

“After the garnishee of the state government’s accounts as ordered by the high court, the governor has issued threats publicly to “deal with us” for being lawful, persistent and resolute in seeking the course of justice legally through the courts as democrats who believe in the rule of law.”

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