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THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF PLATEAU STATE & ORS V. HON. CHIEF ANTHONY GOYOL & ORS

(2007) JELR 47341 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/J/34/2007  •  5 Apr 2007  •  Nigeria

Coram
KUMAI BAYANG AKAAHS JCA; MUHAMMAD LADAN TSAMIYA JCA; AHMAD OLAREWAJU BELGORE JCA;

Judgement

AKAAHS, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The plaintiffs now respondents took out an originating summons seeking a determination of the following questions: -

1. Whether the plaintiffs' tenure of office is determinable under the Plateau State Local Government Law No. 1 of 1999 under which they were elected and sworn in or determinable under a succeeding version of the Local Government Law of Plateau State.

2. Whether being elected and sworn in under the Plateau State Local Government Law No. 1 of 1999, the three-year term of office of the plaintiffs Local Government Chairmen became extinguished under the Plateau State Local Government Council Law 2007 signed into law on 12th January, 2007 by the 2nd defendant.

3. Whether the tenure of office of the plaintiffs elected Local Government Chairmen inaugurated on 20th April, 2004, under the Plateau State Local Government Law No. 1 of 1999 has lapsed.

4. Whether in view of answers to question Nos. 1, 2, and 3 above, the act of the 2n…

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