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Uzodinma Vs Suspended LG Chair: Court Fixes June 8 For Adoption Of Final Address

The council chairmen and councilors elected during Okorocha’s Government in 2018 were suspended by the Ihedioha led administration in 2019.

The said suspension which was recommended by the 9 Imo State House of Assembly which had an initial period of six months was renewed at the expiration of the six months by another six months by Ihedioha.

While the suspension was still subsisting the suspended chairmen and their councilors filed a suit in Owerri High Court eight, asking the court amongst others, to interpret the legality or otherwise of the Governor to suspend or dissolve an elected council.

The suit which ought to be heard last Wednesday addresses was adjourned to 6th June following the absence of the judge.

It would be recalled that the suspension of the local government elected chairmen and their councilors by Ihedioha led administration was greeted with varying reactions particularly when the said chairmen forcefully moved to the Local Government to assume office in line with the letter from the Attorney General of the Federation who according to the letter insisted that Governors lacked the constitutional powers to suspend or to sack elected councils.

However, with the adoption of final written addresses which is a prelude to judgment, it implies that the date for the judgment which though has the tendency of getting up to the Supreme Court where any of the parties refuses the court judgment is around the corner.

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