Deputy Speaker of theHouse of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, CON has commended thejudiciary for its “bold, courageous and landmark” decision to reinstate dulyelected Local Government Council Chairmen hitherto sacked by the Owelle RochasOkorocha administration in Imo State.
The Deputy Speakersaid the judgement of the Court of Appeal Owerri on the reinstatement of thesacked Council Chairmen is a bolster to the primacy of the rule of law, equityand justice in the conduct of governance by public officials.
He said the decisionby the Court has further reaffirmed the supremacy of the electorate and thetenets of universal suffrage which “no individual no matter how highly placedin society should diminish without commensurate measure of legal challenge bythe people.”
According to him,“the judiciary deserves our commendation and encouragement in this bold andcourageous step in enthroning the collective wishes of the people expressedthrough the ballot in determining who governs them at the grassroots level.”
He praised thecourage and determination of the affected Council Chairmen who expressed beliefand confidence in the judiciary by sticking with the Court processes and calledon the people of Imo State to continue toremain steadfast to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the party that hasand will continue to project and protect the interest of the masses in theState.