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Published On: Fri, Oct 16th, 2020

Court quashes sacking of 7 LGA Councilors in Kano

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From Mustapha Adamu, Kano

A Kano High Court, presided over by Justice Jamilu Shehu Suleiman has quashed the removal of seven councillors who impeached the Kumbotso Local Government Chairman Kabiru Ado Panshekara.
In an experte Interim Order, the presiding judge restrained the local government Chairman, his Secretary and the State Assembly from tempering with the tenure of the Councillors whatsoever.
The Councillors, last month impeached the Kumbotso Local Government Chairman for alleged gross violation of constitutional orders and misappropriation of huge millions of naira belonging to the local council.
The Chairman was also alleged to have connived with the State Assembly to not only stop the impeachment, but to sack those who worked for his impeachment.
But in an interim order granted to the plaintiffs and applicants Justice Jamilu Shehu restraint the Dependents/Respondents from interfering with the constitutional right, functions and duties of the applicants as Clcouncillors representing their respective wards.
The Court also directed the Chairman and all others to allow the Plaintiffs/Applicants to have access to their respective offices at the 3th dependents the Council secretariat to continue discharging their Constitutional duties and functions as councillors pending the hearing and determination of the motions on notice.
The Court also restrained the local government Chairman from taking any further actions and staying all actions pertaining suspension or removal of the Councillors from their respective offices pending the hearing and determination of the motions on notice.

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