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Deputy Speaker Commends Judiciary on Imo Council Chairmen

By UGOCHUKWU Favour-Mayor
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Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, CON has commended the judiciary for its “bold, courageous and landmark” decision to reinstate duly elected Local Government Council Chairmen hitherto sacked by the Owelle Rochas Okorocha administration in Imo State.

The Deputy Speaker said the judgement of the Court of Appeal Owerri on the reinstatement of the sacked Council Chairmen is a bolster to the primacy of the rule of law, equity and justice in the conduct of governance by public officials.

He said the decision by the Court has further reaffirmed the supremacy of the electorate and the tenets of universal suffrage which “no individual no matter how highly placed in society should diminish without commensurate measure of legal challenge by the people.”

According to him, “the judiciary deserves our commendation and encouragement in this bold and courageous step in enthroning the collective wishes of the people expressed through the ballot in determining who governs them at the grassroots level.”

He praised the courage and determination of the affected Council Chairmen who expressed belief and confidence in the judiciary by sticking with the Court processes and called on the people of Imo State to continue to remain steadfast to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the party that has and will continue to project and protect the interest of the masses in the State.