Court dismisses suit challenging LGA’s, LCDA’s in Lagos.

Written by on October 31, 2021

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has dismissed a suit challenging the recently held elections into 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local council Development Areas (LCDAs) in Lagos State.

Nine of the Plaintiffs who described themselves as registered voters and residents in Lagos, filed the suit.

Their grouse was that the constitution only recognises 20 LGAs in the state

They alleged that the balkanization of the LGAs to 57 has led to fractionalization of the 245 wards in the state to 377 wards which has since reduced the actual LGs and wards to unrecognizable entities.

They also claimed among other things that elections on the basis of the 377 balkanized wards will disenfranchise citizens and deny members of the public the right to vote and be voted for.

Justice Akintayo Aluko held that the suit lacked merit.

Seun Fakorede

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