Rivers Crisis:G60 Group, Former LG Chairmen Want To Seize Allocation Funds Through Court Injunction

Rivers Crisis:G60 Group, Former LG Chairmen Want To Seize Allocation Funds Through Court InjunctionConcern over a rumored attempt by a pro-Wike former chairman of the Rivers Steet local government councils to halt LG allocations by an ex parte order has been voiced by the G60, a group of opposition members of the House of Representatives.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

The Leadership reported that this was announced by the lawmakers in a statement that Hon. Ikenga Ugochinyere, who serves as their spokesperson, signed. They claimed to have obtained reliable information on a few of the former local government chairmen.

According to the group, the former chairmen and their supporters were purportedly seeking a new injunction from the Federal High Court. Due to their unsuccessful attempt to retain power after the tenures of the chairmen ended, they wanted to use this injunction to seize the local governments’ monthly allotments.

The G60 group urged extreme caution from state high court judges as well as the chief judge of the federal high court. In order to ensure that exparte orders are not given to those who are no longer elected local government chairmen, they encouraged them to put their divisions on alert.

According to G60, “We received credible intelligence that some of the former local government chairmen, whose tenure expired in Rivers, and their financiers are looking for a federal high court to give them an injunction that will seize the allocation of the local government.”

“This is because of their failed attempt to hang on to power after their tenure expired. I want to use this opportunity to call on the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court and judges of the State High Court.”

“You never can tell they can go to Zamfara, Ogoja, or anywhere. I want to call on them to be very careful and put their divisions on alert, so they won’t be used to issue exparte applications to people who are no longer elected local government chairmen.”

“There’s nothing like tenure extension in a democratic setting; it’s like a coup taking over constitutional governance.”

“So we want to alert the general public that there’s a move to pick exparte applications by these former local government chairmen.”

“Their tenure has expired, and they want to seize the allocation of the local government so that workers and development in rural areas will suffer.”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>