In Benue PDP Chairman says APC is dictatorial for sacking LG councils

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He said the Governor Samuel Ortom-led administration’s decision to dissolve the councils is at variance with the principles of rule of law.

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue has described the recent move by the state government to sack Local Government Caretaker Committees in the state as a show of impunity and total disregard for due process.

The PDP Chairman in Benue Dr. Agbo Emmanuel said this while speaking to newsmen in Makurdi, the state capital on Friday, June 26.

He said the Governor Samuel Ortom-led administration’s decision to dissolve the councils is at variance with the principles of rule of law.

He said, “the appointment of local government caretaker committees in Benue state was backed up by necessary laws which allows them a tenure of six months.

“They were half way into the six months tenure when they were kicked out by the administration simply because they were appointed by the immediate past administration.

“All we are saying is that this All Progressives Congress (APC) government has become totalitarian and by so doing jettisoned all known principles of rule of law and due process.”