A Niger state high court sitting in Suleja has ordered the reinstatement of the sacked local government chairman of Suleja,Malam Ahmed Kasim, describing the process as null and void.
He was purportedly impeached by the legislative arm of the council and suspended through a letter dated November 8, 2016 for further investigation before his removal was endorsed by the state house of assembly.
The allegations leveled against him bothered on abuse of office and was automatically replaced by his vice, Shuaibu Abdullahi Maje.
Consequently,the sacked chairman challenged his removal at the State high court in Suleja.
Presided over by Justice Ahmed Bimma,he said in his judgement that Kasim who is the plaintiff in the case has proved beyond reasonable doubt that his removal did not follow due process.
He held that the purported letters suspending and removing Kasim from office were null and void and therefore ordered for his reinstatement as council chairman with all his rights and privileges forthwith.
The sacked chairman yesterday described the court ruling reinstating him as a victory for democracy and that for him to resume office he must consult with the state government first.
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