The Transition committee chairman of Isu Local Government Area of Imo State, Engr. Uju Okoro, has stressed the need for the allegedly sacked council chairmen who were reinstated by the court of appeal to wait for the outcome of the motion of stay-of-execution filed by the state government at the supreme court in order to ensure peace and security in the state.
Engr. Okoro decried the moves of the sacked LG chairmen to destabilize the state, using the police to force themselves back into office.
“The time the sacked chairman of Isu came to office with the D.P.O, I told them that the case is still in court, that we are waiting for the final ruling from the supreme court but they tried to force themselves in”, he said.
The TC chairman described the action of the chairmen as undemocratic and wondered why the so called elected chairmen should take laws into their hand.
“It is unwholsome and undemocratic. If they are really democratically elected chairmen of local governments, they should not go ahead to make troubles in the local governments. I see it as a way of destabilizing the present Government”.
He noted that the Nigerian Police Force has no right to enforce laws in a civil matter and made it clear that the primary responsibility of the Nigerian Police Force is to ensure peace and order in the country.
He further disclosed that the public holiday declared by the state Government to the local government workers was to enable them to embark on a sensitization tour to their various autonomous communities to educate the grass-roots on the benefits of Community Government Council (CGC).