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APC demands reinstatement of fired Rivers chairmen

14 July 2015, 21:23

Lagos - The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Rivers State has tasked Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, to implement the reinstatement of its Council Chairmen sacked by Governor, Nyesom Wike, based on a controversial court judgment.

This follows the judgment of the National Industrial Court in favour of the 22 chairmen whose election the Federal High Court recently nullified.

We appeal to IGP Solomon Arase to immediately take action to reinstate the illegally sacked local government Chairmen as ruled yesterday by the National Industrial Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, APC Rivers Chairman, Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said.

Also read: APC rejects Saraki, Dogara

He said the APC urged Arase to ensure the arrest and prosecution of the misguided elements² Wike constituted as CareTaker Committees to run the affairs of the Rivers State Councils and stop them from executing Wike's alleged plot to use them as conduit pipes to plunder and milk the treasury of Rivers state dry.

With the sack of Wike's illegal Council Chairmen, they have entered the Hall of Shame as the shortest serving Local Government Chairmen ever in the history of Nigeria as they were in office only for an aggregate period of 27 hours.

Ikanya, speaking from Port Harcourt, noted that the judiciary had once again proven that it is the last hope of the common man by reinstating the sacked Council Chairmen 

We commend and congratulate the National Industrial Court for saving the judiciary from the shame that Justice Akanbi nearly brought upon it by his strange judgment that undermined the appeal before a Higher Court, the party said.

Justice Lambo Akanbi last Thursday nullified the May 23 local government elections held in the state. ­



- CAJ News


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