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PDP Rejects Dissolution Of Statutory Commissions By Kwara Assembly, Says Its Illegal

The Kwara State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rejects in totality the purported dissolution of three statutory commissions by the Kwara State House of Assembly.

The affected commissions are the Kwara State Civil Service Commission, Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission (KWASIEC) and the State Assembly Service Commission.

The Kwara PDP views the dissolution of the three commissions as a brazen disregard for due process and barefaced abuse of power by the lawmakers and the All Progressives Congress, APC-led State government.

As it was the case with the unlawful suspension of local government chairmen, this latest action by the Kwara State House of Assembly is undemocratic, illegal and ill-advised; it is impunity taken too far. The Assembly can not arbitrarily sack chairmen and members of statutory commissions that were duly appointed for no justifiable reason.

The lawmakers have once again put the cart before the horse as no proper investigation was conducted neither were the affected individuals invited for questioning.

There is absolutely no iota of truth in the allegation of gross misconduct levelled against the officials who had barely stayed in office for three months. This is nothing but a case of 'give a dog a bad name and hang it.'

Our party, therefore, demand that the House immediately rescind its decision on the dissolution of the commissions, as it is wrong and undemocratic.

We also call on the chairmen and members of the affected commissions to remain calm and utilise every lawful means to seek justice.

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