A former chairman of the National Democratic Party, Chudi Chukwuani, has commented on the involvement of past governors in controlling the affairs of a state.
Chukwuani urged past governors to allow their successors to work without interference.
Chukwuani said as much as the constitution guarantees past governors the right to critique or complement the policy of the serving governor, predecessors however, do not have the right to dictate to the serving governor in any manner whatsoever, according to Leadership.
He said, “My reaction is very simple. Once an elected governor has finished his term of office, the immediate past Governor has no business interfering with or giving orders to the serving governor.
“As a past governor who is now an ordinary citizen of the state, the constitution guarantees him/her the right to critique or complement the policy of the serving governor just like any other person but he/she does not have the right to dictate to the serving governor in any manner whatsoever.
“The immediate past governor does not have the right to make appointments of personnel or interfere with the running of the state.
“Any past governor who engages in interfering with the way and manner a serving governor runs the state is only anyway interloper or a busybody, which the law frowns at.
“The Constitution is an agreement that every elected official has sworn an oath to uphold. Please advise the immediate past Governors that an agreement is an agreement so they should respect themselves and allow the serving governor to govern in peace,” he said.