Governor Nyesom Wike last night swore in twenty two caretaker committee Chairmen to replace the elected council executives dissolved by a a Federal High court ruling delivered by Justice Lambo Akanbi, Thursday morning.
The governor said he vowed to respect the rule of law when he assumed office on May 29, stressing that it was why he did not dissolve what he termed the illegality put in place by the outgone government.
According to him, some state governors had gone ahead to dissolve local government councils when they came on board but he took time to allow due process.
Continuing,the governor said he did not dissolve the twenty two local government areas, noting that it was the decision of the court.
He said the caretaker committees had to be sworn to avoid any vacuum in government.
The governor warned the newly sworn in caretaker committee Chairmen to ensure they discharge their responsibilities effectively, stressing that he would not hesitate to sack anyone found wanting.
Governor Wike further reminded the caretaker committee chairmen that their appointment was not political patronage.
“When we were inaugurated on 29 I said this administration will follow due process. We followed rule of law. Even if we know the last election was illegal we felt the rule of law and due process should take place.