A Lagos State High Court in Igbosere has adjourned till January 18, 2016 to hear the application by the Lagos State Government seeking to stay the execution of a judgment which ordered the conduct of election in all the Local Government Areas of the state.
The judgment was on October 27, 2015 given by Justice Abdulfatal Lawal in favour of the National Conscience Party.
The judge had upheld the argument of the NCP, through its lawyer, Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, that the practice of administering the affairs of local government councils in Lagos State by caretaker committees violated sections 1(2) and 7 of the 1999 Constitution.
The court had ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to supply the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission with materials to conduct LGA elections within 30 days of the judgment.
But displeased with the judgment, the state had gone on appeal seeking to upturn the judgment.
It also filed an application to stay the execution of the judgment pending the decision of the Appeal Court.
LASIEC equally filed a similar application.
At the resumed proceedings before the lower court on Wednesday, counsel for LASIEC, Mr. A.A. Osara, informed the court that his client had also gone on appeal and subsequently filed an application to stay the execution of the judgment pending the determination of the appeal.
But in his response, the counsel who appeared for the NCP, Mr. kingsley Izimah, said he needed time to respond to the application.
The judge, however, observed that Izimah was not the counsel on record for the NCP and queried the development.
Izimah promised to regularise his position before the next adjourned date.
The judge subsequently adjourned till January 18, 2016 to take the applications seeking to stay the execution of the judgment directing an immediate conduct of LGA elections in Lagos State.