The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Benue State has condemned the recent sacking of Local Government Caretaker Committees in the state, describing it as a show of impunity and total disregard for due process.
The state PDP chairman, Dr. Agbo Emmanuel, who spoke to journalists in Makurdi, the state capital, said the decision by the Governor Samuel Ortom-led administration to dissolve the councils was at variance with the principles of the rule of law.
According to Dr. Agbo, “the appointment of local government caretaker committees in Benue state was backed up by necessary laws which allows them a tenure of six months.
“They were half way into the six months tenure when they were kicked out by the administration simply because they were appointed by the immediate past administration.
“All we are saying is that this All Progressives Congress, APC, government has become totalitarian and by so doing jettisoned all known principles of rule of law and due process”.