[NEWS] OBASEKI ON SUSPENTION

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A CHIEFTAIN OF THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS APC IN EDO STATE AND FORMER CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY TO GOVERNOR GODWIN OBASEKI OF EDO STATE, JOHN MAYAKI HAS FAULTED THE REPORTED SUSPENSION OF THREE COUNCIL CHAIRMEN IN THE STATE.

HE DESCRIBED THE DEVELOPMENT AS AMOUNTING TO LAWLESSNESS, UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND A VIOLATION OF THE PROTECTED DUTIES OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO INDEPENDENTLY ADMINISTER THEIR AFFAIRS.

MAYAKI IN A STATEMENT ISSUED IN ABUJA ACCUSED GOV. OBASEKI OF VIOLATING A 2016 SUPREME COURT JUDGMENT WHEREIN A FIVE-MAN PANEL LED BY JUSTICE OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR, RULED ON AN APPEAL OF SIMILAR SUSPENSION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVES IN EKITI STATE, DEEMED THE ACT AS UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND IN VIOLATION OF THE PROTECTED DUTIES OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO INDEPENDENTLY ADMINISTER ITS AFFAIRS

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