… PDP terms reinstatement illegal
… Describes him as non Lawyer.
Imo State Government has called on the immediate former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, COC Akaolisa to return to his office with immediate effect, pointing out that he erroneously vacated his office during the cabinet shake-off that took place few months ago.
Commissioner for Information, Declan Emelumba disclosed this in a release made available to Midweek Lead.
This is even as the leadership of the Imo State Chapter of the PDP, has condemned in its entirety, the reinstatement of the said Akaolisa by the Imo State Government.
In a press release signed by the State Publicity Secretary of the PDP Ogubundu Nwadike and made available to Lead, reads in parts that Akaolisa having being suspended, derobed and barred from legal practice for five years by the Legal Practitioners, Disciplinary Committee over violation of set of codes of ethics and conduct of legal practitioner practice.
According to Imo Information Commissioner, Declan Emelumba the said Akaolisa name was mistakenly announced along other Commissioners, dropped by the State Government last three months hence his reinstatement.
However, while Akaolisa was patiently dwelling in his mistakenly removal from the seat, the Legal Practitioners, Disciplinary Committee pronounced his sanction from legal practice for five years, an act which generated mixed reactions across the nation.
While the Disciplinary Committee attributed their reason for the sanction to ethical conducts, unconfirmed sources hinted Lead that the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee was the leading lawyer in the case of converted oil wells of Imo State by the Rivers State Government.
Uzodinma led administration had dragged the Rivers Government to the Federal Government for converting 16 oil wells of Imo to theirs which the Federal Government finally ceded to Imo State Government, an act which the Imo State Government received encomiums for.
Uncomfortable with the decision of the Federal Government which hitherto favoured the Imo State Government, its Rivers counterpart dragged Imo to the Supreme Court where an injunction was served on Imo Government not to use the said oil wells as theirs pending the determination of the substantive suit.
However, speculations were rift that the suspension of the embattled Akaolisa may not be unconnected with his role in the fight against Rivers over the oil wells.
The question on the lips of the people since the reinstatement of Akaolisa remains whether or not the reinstatement would work having already being suspended by the said body.