Femi Falana:”With Respect to Appointment of Caretaker Committee, S’court Said such Practice is Alien”

Femi Falana:"With Respect to Appointment of Caretaker Committee, S'court Said such Practice is Alien"The Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that designating caretaker committees or single administrators to oversee local governments is illegal, as noted attorney Femi Falana has reiterated. Falana emphasized in an interview with Arise TV that these kinds of actions are against democratic values and are not covered by the Constitution.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

Femi Falana noted that the Rivers State government, while dissolving the local government councils whose tenure had expired, has announced plans to conduct elections soon. He expressed the view that the state is quite aware of the law which prompted the announcement of their decision.

According to him, “With respect to the appointment of a caretaker committee and soul administrator or whatever to run local government, the Supreme Court has said such practices are alien (unknown to the constitution). I suspect that the Rivers state government, while announcing the dissolution of the local government whose tenure has expired, also announced that they were going to conduct elections as soon as possible.”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>