Justice Ringim held that the dissolution of the council officials was very wrong

Written by on July 2, 2020

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Justice Tijjani Garba Ringim, of the Federal High Court sitting in

Owerri, yesterday delivered judgement in favour of the sacked chairmen

and councillors of the 27 local govt and councils in the state.

In June and Nov. of 2019, the affected officials took the Federal

Accounts Allocations Committee (FAAC), Attorney General of the

Federation(AGF), Attorney General of Imo State, Governor of Imo State

and 27 others to court with a view to stopping the monthly allocations

from coming to the local govt areas pending when they resume offices.

Justice Ringim held that the dissolution of the council officials was very

wrong, insisting the Governor had no right to “dissolve local govt

officials elected by the people” and ordered Imo state govt to reinstate the sacked officials “immediately”.

It would be recalled that the elected council officials were suspended by

former Gov. Emeka Ihedioha, and the present Gov., Hope Uzodinma

refused to return them to office.


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