Sunday, July 5, 2015

PDP Drags Katsina state Governor and Assembly to court

The Katsina State chapter of PDP has instituted a legal action against the state governor, Aminu Bello Masari and the state house of assembly over alleged move to dissolve the 34 local government councils in the state.

Joined in the suit is the Attorney general of the state as second defendant while Masari and the state assembly are the first and third defendants respectively.

In a writ of summons with reference number: KTH/38/2015, dated July 1, 2015, the PDP is seeking the court to restrain the defendants from dissolving the council chairmen.

The PDP is also seeking a perpetual injunction restraining the defendants from “suspending or in any other way removing all or any of the 34 local government councils in Katsina State before the expiration of their tenure.

The party is also seeking a declaration that upon declaration of relevant laws including the amended Katsina State local government law, the tenure of the 34 local government councils in the state is two years.

It alleged that Masari has no legal right to dissolve, suspend or remove any of the 34 local governments before expiration of their tenure.

The PDP insisted that its move was informed by an announcement by the governor, indicating the intention of his administration to dissolve the local government councils.

The case was filed at the Katsina state High court but no date has yet been fixed for hearing.


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