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Donatus Mercy
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Some elected council chairmen and councillors in Imo State on Monday, protested over a purported plan by the State Assembly members to terminate their tenure.

The chairmen, who arrived the State Assembly complex with a large crowd by 9am, barricaded the entrance to the Imo State House of Assembly.

The Nations report that the aggrieved chairmen and their supporters were, however, prevented from gaining entrance into the premises by a detachment of policemen deployed to the House of Assembly to forestall possible breakdown of law and order.

Speaking on the development, the leader of Okigwe legislative council, Godwin Nwankwo, who spoke to newsmen, said that they had an inkling that the lawmakers wanted to carry out the action at a plenary scheduled for Monday.

Nwankwo added that their intention was to be part of the plenary and observe the proceedings.

He said, “We heard rumours that the lawmakers want to repudiate the laws they made. They want to approbate and reprobate. This is a law that they made that local governments are to serve for three years.

”We are lawmakers and not lawbreakers. The way they are elected is the way we are elected. All elections are the same under the constitution. They have no power to dissolve us.”

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