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Gov. Ihedioha dragged to court over sack of 27 Councillors - Imo

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Suspended councillors of the 27 councils in Imo State have dragged the governor, Emeka Ihedioha, to the Federal High Court, Owerri, to challenge their sack.

Also joined in the suit were the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Imo Commissioner for Justice and the House of Assembly Speaker.

In the suit, FHC/CS/75/2019, the 604 Ex-councillors sought an order restraining the defendants from terminating or abridging their tenure as elected legislators of the 27 councils in Imo or replacing them with transition committee members.

They also sought declaration of their suspension on June 3, 2019 by the House of Assembly as unlawful, null and void, considering that they were elected by their constituents and certificated by Imo State Independent Electoral Commission (ISIEC).

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Briefing newsmen in Owerri, yesterday, their leader, Godwin Nwankwo, said they were determined to resist the recent ‘illegality’ by the Ihedioha administration.

Nwankwo said, It is now unconstitutional in Nigeria for any governor or House of Assembly to dissolve or suspend duly-elected council executives. We are going to seriously oppose this illegality at any level.

Press recalls that Imo state government had said that Governor Ihedioha’s action was in conformity with the relevant laws and a means to sanitise the council administration in the state.

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