Okorocha Sacks 27 Local Govt. Chairmen in Imo State.

Governor Rochas Okorocha has
sacked the 27 newly re-instated local
government chairman in Imo State
from office.

He also ordered that the
chairmen should hand over to their
respective director of administration
and general services with immediate
effect.
The commissioner for information
and startegy in the state, Chinedu
Offor made the announcement on
behalf of Okorocha.The local
government executives who earlier
got an injunction restraining the
state government from sacking
them from office were jolted by the
new announcement. Some of them
said they would have another day in
court with the governor.
However, Gistmaster News gathered
that the reason the local
government chairmen were sacked
was the conviction on the part of the
state government that their tenure
expired on 8 August 2012.Offor,
who spoke on behalf of the state
government echoed this point.
Last Week, the LG chairman went to
court and obtained an order
restraining the state government
from dissolving them.There will be
another hearing at the Oweeri High
Court to decide when the LG
chairman actually expires.
A source close to the state house
said “The LG chairmen want to be in
office, enjoy all the benefits while
they continue to seek injuction upon
injuctions. What if the court rules
that their tenue has indeed elapsed.
Will they pay back all the
benefits.They should step aside
pending the determination of the
suit”

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