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OBA JOSEPH ADEYEMI AJAYI (THE ORA OF OLA) & ORS V. OBA JOSEPH AROLARIN JOLA YEMI

(2001) JELR 44241 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.5/1997  •  18 May 2001  •  Nigeria

Coram
SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE JSC; MICHAEL EKUNDAYO OGUNDARE JSC; EMMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU JSC; ALOYSIUS IYORGYER KATSINA-ALU JSC; UMARU ATU KALGO JSC;

Judgement

OGUNDARE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): These appeals came up for hearing on 19/2/2001 and after hearing oral arguments from learned counsel for the parties, I dismissed both appeals and indicated then that I would give my reasons for so deciding today. I now give my reasons.

There was need to increase the membership of the Ifelodun/Irepodun Traditional Council in Kwara State by the inclusion of representatives of three Districts not hitherto represented on the Council, that is Agunjin in Ifelodun L.G.A., Oko/Olla and Idofin-Igbara, both in Irepodun L.G.A. It was the prerogative of the Governor of the State to appoint new members to the Council. By a letter dated 16th August 1985, the Council requested for an expansion of its membership by inclusion of representatives of the three Districts hitherto not represented on the Council. The letter (Exhibit 1) written by the Secretary to the Council further recommended:

"From the above, I am directed to forward to you through theā€¦

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