By Adedimeji Quayyim Abdul-Hafeez; LSS press
The LSS Court has ordered the LSS representatives’ Clerk; Abdul-Azeez Ateere, to publish and paste on the society’s Notice Board, minutes of the last legislative sitting within ten working days.
The court delivered this judgement on Monday, 21st January, 2019 in the case of Taofik Waliu Opeyemi v. The Clerk of The House.
The Counsel to the Plaintiff, Mr. Taofik Waliu Opeyemi, who doubles as the PRO of the Students’ Union Bar, was of the contention that the Clerk had grossly and constantly violated the provisions of Section 15(3) of the LSS constitution. However, the Lead Counsel to the Defendant, Mr. Usman Opeyemi Erinle argued that the LSS constitution does not expressly provide for the physical publication of the minutes in the Faculty, and that the Clerk had fulfilled his constitutional duty by posting the minutes on the general WhatsApp group of the society (Unilawrites). Owing to this, it should be looked upon by the court as being published on the faculty’s notice board.
In its summary judgment, the LSS Court ruled that the provisions of Section 15(3) of the LSS Constitution includes the physical publication of the minutes of the House sittings on the faculty’s notice board and ordered the Clerk to comply with the court’s judgement within ten working days. The court also stated that the full judgement of the case will be read at subsequent sittings.