Court Orders Ayade To Conduct Local Government Elections

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By CrossRiverWatch Admin

A High Court in Calabar, Cross River State, has ordered Governor Ben Ayade to conduct Local Government elections in line with the 1999 Constitution.

The order was given by the High Court (No. 4) presided over by Justice E. Ita in suit No: HC/514/2018 filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) through their lawyer, Barrister Utum Eteng against  Ayade and the State’s Attorney General.

The Court held that it was a breach of Section 7(1) of the 1999 Constitution for Governor Ayade not to conduct election to usher in democratically elected Local Government Chairmen as contemplated by Section 7(1) of the constitution and Section 2(1) of the Cross River State Local Government Law 2007.

The Court, while frowning against the Governor’s action, said there was no alternative to obeying the constitution and the law in the matter.

Daily Trust reports that APC had claimed that Ayade’s Government has no constitutional power to stop elections into the 18 Local Government Councils of the State.

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