The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State has kicked against the recommendation by the State House of Assembly for the suspension of the 16 local government council chairmen in the State, demanding its immediate retraction.
In a statement signed by its Chairman, Honorable Kola Shittu, the party described the move by the legislature as illegal and undemocratic, stressing that it was wrong for the House to recommend the suspension of the council bosses on allegation of financial misappropriation when they had not been properly investigated or invited for questioning.
Shittu also noted that neither the House nor the governor has the power to suspend the council chairmen who were lawfully elected by their people. According to him, the council chairmen were lawfully elected in 2017 by the people for a three-year tenure which will expire in 2020.
The PDP also recalled that there is a subsisting court order barring the State Governor nor any of his representatives from suspending or dissolving elected local government chairmen or interfere in their financial activities until the lawful expiration of their tenure in 2020.
The opposition party said it is unfortunate that lawmakers who are supposed to be advocates of justice and due process are the ones compromising the law and perpetrating illegality to serve the interest of their paymasters.