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
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.
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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