Court Sacks Transitional Kwara Local Government Chairmen

Court Sacks Transitional Kwara Local Government Chairmen

  • Some local government chairman in Kwara state have been shown the door by a high court sitting in the state
  • The chairmen were appointed by the Kwara state governor as part of the transitional implementation committee
  • According to the court, the action of the governor who sacked the elected chairman to replace them with a fresh set is illegal

Kwara -A high court sitting in Kwara state has sacked the transitional implementation committee chairmen across the 16 local government councils of the state.

The TIC chairmen were appointed by the state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq after he had sacked the elected local government chairmen in the state.

Kwara state governor
The court in its judgement said the action of the governor is not known to any law. Photo: Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq
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Court gives reasons for its decision

In his judgment, Justice H. A George said the action of Governor AbdulRazaq even as an executive in the state is a complete show of rascality and abuse of power.

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Justice George described the suspension of the democratically-elected council chairmen and their subsequent replacement as illegal.

He said such action displayed by the governor of Kwara state is not known to any law.

Kwara state government reacts to court's judgement

However, reacting to the court judgement, a special assistant to the governor on political communications, Bashir Adigun, said the court's decision is being studied by lawyers in the state.

He also said that the Kwara state government would appeal the judgement in due time.

Meanwhile, previously reported that aides to the governor of Kwara state have expressed fear over a possible decision by the governor not to seek a second term in office.

The aides sought the help of prayer warriors and clerics to seek intervention into the political ambition of their principal.

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The clerics through their prayers are expected to intervene to ensure that the governor seeks re-election at the completion of his first term in office.

Also, the state government had demolished a library named after the past Senate president's father, late Olusola Saraki.

The building was demolished by the transition implementation committee of the local government areas of the state.

The library was named after the late politician by the Ilorin West local government area many years ago.

In a reaction to the outrage by residents of Kwara and other citizens on their action, the state government said that the library had become a den of criminals.

Source: Legit

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