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Court reinstates elected LG chairmen in Rivers state

Written By Idoma Television on Monday, July 13, 2015 | 5:43:00 AM

Reports reaching us has it that there has been a new twist to the power tussle in Rivers state as a National Industrial Court in Yenagoa has ordered the immediate reinstatement of elected Chairmen of 22 Local government areas in Rivers state.

The Court also ordered the Inspector General of Police to enforce the directive with immediate effect.
The 22 Local government Chairmen under the auspices of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON had approached the National Industrial court to obtain an order restraining the Rivers state government “and its agents from dissolving” them.

Recall that a Federal High court in Port Harcourt presided over by Justice Lambo Akanbi had set aside the Local government election that ushered in the 22 Chairmen.
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