14 Jul 2015

Court Stops dissolution of Katsina Local Governments

The Katsina State High Court monday restrained the state government from dissolving 34 elected council chairmen and 361 councilors in the state.

The High Court sitting at Funtua and presided by Justice Maikata Bako ruled on an ex-parte application filed by states Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the power of the state government to dissolve the councils.

In his defence, counsel to the PDP, Mr. Uyi Eguma, said his client was seeking for an interim injunction restraining the defendants from dissolving elected chairmen and councilors pending determination of the substantive suit.

Uyi said the application was filed pursuant to Order 32 of Katsina State High Court Procedure Rule and prayed the court to exercise its judicial powers.

Joined in the suit as defendants are the state governor, the state Attorney General and the state House of Assembly.

The presiding judge, Justice Bako granted the payers of the plaintiff/applicant (PDP) and adjourned the case to July 28, 2015 for hearing.

Credit: ThisDay

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