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SUSPENDED OR SACKED LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS MUST GO BACK TO THEIR OFFICES BEFORE 10TH JANUARY, 2020

The national chairmen of political parties in Nigeria have directed their members who are allegedly suspended or sacked from office by lawless state houses of assemblies and state governors to ensure they report back to their offices on or before 10th of January, 2020 or face being sanctioned by the party hierarchy for negligence of duty and disobedience to the rule of law. 




This order by national chairmen of political parties is unconnected with the supreme court ruling stated below: 


From Supreme Court Of Nigeria
The Supreme Court of Nigeria in a five man panel headed by Justice Olubolade Joe in a unanimous judgement finally put to rest as it Barred state governors from having the power to sack elected local government chairmen and councilors henchforth. Other areas of the ruling that took place yesterday 11th Dec 2019 includes:

1. No state Governor will henchforth have the powers to sack dully elected local government chairmen and the appointment of caretaker chairmen is also barred .

2. The act giving legislative powers to state Assembly members to under a process of sacking elected local government chairmen is NULLED and VOID .

3. That only the legislative arm of the local government Council is empowered with residual constitutional backing to sack council chairmen only on areas found wanting to gross misconduct to rules guiding public servants as it's done to the president and Governors of states.

4. That a copy of the judgement should be served to all 36 state Houses of Assembly and the Minister of FCT on or before the 30th December 2019.



This judgement is sequel to an appeal filed by the 16 Ekiti state LGA chairmen who were elected during Gov Fayose Ayodele and were sacked by the incumbent governor Fayemi of Ekiti state.


Justice Olubolade Joe five man panel of the Supreme Court finally Buried the powers of state Assemblies and Governors from sacking dully elected local government chairmen.


Any state governor that fails to comply with this order will be shown the order side of the wrath of the law. By 10th of January, 2020, any caretaker committee or transition committee member seen occupying any office within any of the Local government areas in Nigeria is risking arrest.

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