Kogi: Impeached Council Chiefs Cannot Benefit From Reinstatement Order – Bello


Kogi State governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello on Thursday clarified that impeached Local government officials in the state cannot benefit from this recent directive for the reinstatement for council chairman and vice chairmen.

In a press release signed by Fanwo Kingsley Olorunfemi, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Bello explained that only a court pronouncement could reinstate those impeached Council Chiefs.

“The attention of the Governor of Kogi State, Alh. Yahaya Bello has been drawn to attempts by some impeached Chairmen to forcefully resume office on the strength of the earlier directive that Council Chairmen and Vice Chairmen earlier barred from resuming office for political reasons be reinstated,” the statement read.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Chairmen that were impeached by the legislature should respect the rule of law and our judiciary and stay away from office while those that were barred from resuming office due to their political associations are allowed to resume office through a rancour-free process.

“Governor Bello expects the relevant authorities and security agencies to help a smooth compliance with this directive.

“In clear terms, impeached Chairmen cannot benefit from the directive as the governor will not ambush the authority of the legislature as a believer in the rule of law,” he concluded.

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