High Court takes decision on suit against Imo Government, 27 LGA chairmen

The election of the 27 Local Government Area chairmen conducted by ex-governor, Rochas Okorocha on the 25th day of August 2018 has on Friday been declared as null and void and of no effect whatsoever by a High Court in Imo State.

While delivering judgement in the matter between Innocent Nmezi and others against the Imo State government, Justice E.F Njemanze ordered all the former 27 LGA chairmen to return to the state government all salaries and allowances paid to them before they were dissolved.

Njemanze made it clear that they occupied those positions illegally because their elections were conducted contrary to the extant electoral laws of Imo State.

Innocent Nmezi and others were not happy with the election, so they brought an action against the State Government, the Imo State Independent Electoral Commission (IMSIEC) and the 27 Local Government Chairmen purportedly elected by the past State Government under Owelle Rochas Okorocha, now the Senator representing Orlu zone in the red chamber.

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Recall that there has been several altercation between the dissolved LGA chairmen and the government of Imo State.

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