Haven defected to the APC, 15 Local Government Area Chairmen have been fired. This is contained in a statement issued in Lokoja and signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, James Adedoyin in Lokoja. Some of the affected council chairmen include that of Lokoja, Ogori-Magongo, Idah, Adavi, Ankpa, Okehi, Bassa, Yagba East, Yagba West and Okene among others.
It would be recalled that a Kogi State High Court sitting in Koton Karfe ruled that the election of May 4, 2013 which brought the chairmen and councilors into office was faulty. Relying on the judgment, Kogi State Government asked the chairmen and councilors to vacate office but the affected officials approached the Appeal Court which set aside the ruling and declared that they resume immediately.
But Kogi State Government refused to give effect to the ruling until November 23, 2015. Still expecting a line of action from the sacked council chairmen!