Sacked local government Chairmen and Councillors elected during the tenure of former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, have been reinstated by Federal High Court, Owerri.
The Court gave the order for their reinstatement on Wednesday.
The Presiding Judge, Justice Tigani Rimgime described the Interim Management Committee Chairmen and Councillors appointed by Governor Hope Uzodinma as “ghost workers”
The Jurist said ” An order seeking that the sacked chairmen be reinstated is hereby granted. The constitution is very clear on this that it is reckless and executive lawlessness for the executive to sack duly elected Local Government chairmen.
“Interim Management Committee chairmen as appointed by the state governor are ghost workers before the law. ”
The reinstated Chairmen were sacked by former Governor Emeka Ihedioha in June, 2019 after a resolution of the State House of Assembly.
They kicked against their sack and headed to the courts.
The Imo State government is yet to respond to the development.