Governor Fubara faces criticism from Nwanosike for replacing local government chairs in defiance of a court order.

Governor Fubara faces criticism from Nwanosike for replacing local government chairs in defiance of a court order.Nwanosike recently voiced his severe criticism of Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s decision to dismiss 23 local government chairmen and replace them with caretakers in an interview on TVC’s Political Stand Point show. Nwanosike contended that the appointment of caretakers to local government offices is expressly forbidden by a court order issued by Justice Omotosho, which is flagrantly violated by this action. Nwanosike claims that the court’s decision makes it clear that people chosen through legitimate elections, not caregivers installed by decree, must head local governments.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

This decision by Governor Fubara has stirred considerable controversy and opposition, with many critics arguing that it undermines the rule of law and threatens democratic principles. Nwanosike emphasized the importance of the legislation passed by the state Assembly, chaired by Martins Amaewhule, which he described as the highest legal authority in Rivers State. He questioned the legitimacy of the governor’s actions, especially considering that the court’s ruling was issued on January 24th and remained unchallenged until May.

Nwanosike also criticized Governor Fubara for seeking an interim injunction from a state high court that lacked the proper jurisdiction, suggesting that this move was an attempt to create a political crisis in Rivers State. He underscored that Justice Omotosho’s judgment explicitly requires the conduct of local government elections and prohibits the installation of caretaker committees, highlighting that the governor’s actions are not only legally questionable but also detrimental to the democratic process in the state.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>