States deny receiving Attorney-General’s memo on caretaker committees


Despite the claims by the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation that it has directed all state governments to comply with the Supreme Court’s judgment forbidding governors and legislatures from dissolving elected council officials, only Oyo State has acknowledged receipt of the memo.

Most of the defaulting states have denied receiving any letter on the subject matter of local government administration from the AGF’s office.

The office of the AGF confirmed that it sent the letters advising states to comply with the provisions of the Constitution with regard to the administration of local governments in line with the judgement of the Supreme Court.

The letter notified states of the illegality of running caretaker committees in place of elected officials at the local…



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