The hearing of the suit filed by the 16 local government chairmen in Ekiti State, stop their removal from office halted yesterday at State High Court in Ado Ekiti.
This followed an application for the change of counsel to two defendants in the case.
The council chiefs who were led by the chairman of the Irepidun/Ifelodun, Mr Dapo Olagunju filed the suit to stop the new governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, from dissolving the councils.
Defendants in the suit are Fayemi (1st), governor of Ekiti State (2nd), Attorney General (3rd), Speaker (4th) and House of Assembly (5th).
Mr Ibrahim Ilarewaju, who is the counsel to 1st and 2nd defendants, had informed the court of his intent to file a new application which bordered on change of counsel.
But counsel to the Plaintiffs, Mr Ezekiel Agunbiade, opposed saying the application was premature.
Counsel to 4th and 5th defendants, Mr Adeoye Aribsoye, also declared his intent to file an application.
Agunbiade argued that the defendants must be put on notice on the issue of change of counsel by the defendants.
The presiding judge, Justice Abiodun Adesodun, who agreed with the plaintiffs’ counsel held that they reserved the right to be put on notice, urging the lawyers to agree on a date.
The counsel agreed on November 2 for the continuation of the case.
Justice Adesodun, subsequently adjourned the case to November 2 for the hearing of all pending applications.