From left: Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Olalekan Alli and Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Ogundipe

The governor of Oyo state Abiola Ajimobi has appealed against a ruling by an Oyo State High Court, which declared the installation of 21 kings in Ibadan by the governor as illegal.

The governor filed the appeal at the Court of Appeal of Nigeria, Ibadan Judicial Division, on Monday, January 22.

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Justice Olajumoke Aiki of the Oyo court had on Friday declared the Justice Akintunde Boade Review Commission unconstitutional, illegal, null, void and of no effect.

Boade’s commission paved the way for the installation of the kings, which was challenged by the Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji.

Aiki delivered the judgment in the suit filed by the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland, former Gov. Rasheed Ladoja, challenging the decision of Ajimobi to set up the Justice Boade review commission.

She ruled that Sections 10, 12 and 25 of the Oyo State Chiefs Law do not empower the governor to set up the commission.

But Ajimobi, in one of the 11 grounds of appeal filed by his lawyers, led by Yusuf Ali (SAN), seeks an order setting aside the judgment.