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16 political parties sue Kogi governor over councils’ reconstitution

26 May 2016, 17:04

Lokoja -Sixteen political parties in Kogi State have dragged  the state governor, Yahaya Bello to court for allegedly reconstituting local government councils without recourse to the democratic process., reports Tribune.

The parties are Action Alliance, Advance Congress for Democrats, Alliance for Democracy, Citizen Popular Party, Hope Democratic Party, Kowa Party and Labour Party.

Also read: Bello reinstates sacked Kogi LG chairmen

The others are Fresh Democratic party, Peoples Democratic Party, Independent Democrat, New Nigeria Peoples Party, Unity Party of Nigeria, Peoples Democratic Movement, Young Democratic Party and Peoples Party of Nigeria.

The parties according to Daily Post want the court to declare the reconstitution unconstitutional, unlawful, wrongful, null and void.

The parties contended that the governor contravened Section 7 of the 1999 Constitution as amended by reconstituting the 21 local governments on May 6 without recourse to elections.

- News 24


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