Mr Alexander Mwolwus, former Special Adviser to immediate past governor Jonah Jang, has advised the sacked local government council of Plateau challenge their ouster in court.
Mwolwus gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Pankshin on Monday.
“The sacking of the chairmen of the 17 local government councils of the state is a gross violation of their fundamental rights as duly elected chairmen of their respective councils.
“There is an existing Supreme Court ruling of 2014 that says no Governor has the power or right to sack any LG chairman; so what Lalong did was unconstitutional,’’ he said.
Mwolwus, who is a PDP chieftain, said that the chairmen had earlier obtained court injunction restraining the Lalong-led APC administration from removing them from office.
It can be recalled that Gov. Simon Lalong had in a statement announced the sacking of the chairmen of the 17 local councils of the state.
Lalong directed them to hand over government property in their possession to Directors of Personnel Management in their respective councils with immediate effect.
Also reacting, Mr Nanle Emmanuel, Director of Press to the Governor, said that the sacking of the chairmen was not in violation of any court order.
Emmanuel, however, enjoined the chairmen should go to court to seek redress, if they felt otherwise about their sack, in the best interest of the state.