Rivers Crisis: Ikwerre LG Chairman swares not to vacate office

Rivers Crisis: Ikwerre LG Chairman swares not to vacate officeFollowing a recent statement by Dr. Samuel Nwanosike, the Chairman of the Ikwerre Local Government, vowing to remain in office until June 17, 2024, more political unrest appears to be developing in Rivers State. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

Remember that the State House of Assembly, led by the Honorable Martins Amaewhule, had made a move to prolong the terms of the local government chairmen in clear opposition to Governor Siminalayi Fubara, with whom they have been at odds for some time.

Besides, Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has declared the extension of the tenure of Local Government Council chairmen by the State House of Assembly as ‘unconstitutional and ultra vires to their oath of office’.

The court further held that the applicable law in the circumstances was the Rivers State Local Government Law No. 5 of 2018 that fixed three-year tenure for Local Government Chairmen and Councillors and not the Local Government Law No. 2 of 2024, which was enacted to unlawfully extend their tenure.

While addressing his supporters, Samuel Nwanosike said they are backed by the law to continue there tenure as local government chairmen, challenging those to come abd disobey the law.

According to Daily Post, he said, “We are waiting for you. Come and disobey the law; the law is the one passed by Martins. If they born you well, show your face”.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

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