Plateau State Governor, Mr. Simon Lalong, has denounced his earlier promise made to the local government area chairmen and the people of the state when he announced the dissolution of all the 17 councils in the state monday.
During a congratulatory visit by the ousted chairmen to Lalong as governor-elect in April, Lalong had vehemently promised that he would not tamper with the structures at the local government level even though they are basically Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-controlled, claiming that he believes in and is a product of the rule of law.
However, in a twist yesterday morning, Lalong approved and announced the immediate dissolution of the councils, and directed them to handover affairs of the councils to the director of personnel management and proceed home with immediate effect.
Probably, worst hit by the dissolution was the Chairman of Langtang North Local Government Area, Mr. Daniel Dul, who was only sworn in barely three weeks ago by Lalong.
Dul had won his mandate at the tribunal after a tedious exercise and was sworn in by the governor only to be sacked alongside others a few days later. It’s a case of giving with the right hand and taking back with the left. Read more
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