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Ondo Dismisses Court Order Compelling Assembly to Constitute Panel on Akeredolu’s Health

The Ondo State Government has reacted a reported court order which granted an order mandamus compelling the House of Assembly and its Speaker, Olamide Oladiji, to constitute a medical panel to assess ailing Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s health.

The state described the report which was viral as fake and not a true representation of the ongoing Court proceedings on the matter.

Ondo Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice,  Sir Charles Titiloye, in a statement, said the court only granted leave for the said lawyers/
Applicants to apply for Mandamus and serve parties in the case.

Titiloye, who insisted that the Ondo State Government has not been served with the court processes or heard in the matter, said the sensational news smirked grave political desperation.

He warned those spreading fake news capable of igniting civil unrest in the state to desist or face appropriate legal action.

According to the statement: “The Attorney General of Ondo state as the Chief Law officer will not be cowed into submitting the state into anarchy or abdicating its responsibilities under glaring orchestrated blackmail by political desperados scheming to take over power through extra legal means.

“Let it be known that when a dispute has been submitted to the Court of competent jurisdiction, it is unethical and a grave misconduct for Counsels to embark on media war in an attempt to intimidate or blackmail the Court to reach a certain conclusion on their cases.

“This matter is subjudice and the office of Attorney General will not be dragged into media trial of cases pending before the Court of competent jurisdiction.”


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