LG chairmen ignore suspension order by Imo House of Assembly

LG chairmen ignore suspension order by Imo House of Assembly

The 27 elected Local Government Council chairmen in Imo State are yet to comply with the indefinite suspension slammed on them by the State House of Assembly. The legislators sanctioned them over their failure to honour the Assembly’s summons to appear at plenary on Thursday. The legislators also ordered the suspended Council bosses to immediately

The 27 elected Local Government Council chairmen in Imo State are yet to comply with the indefinite suspension slammed on them by the State House of Assembly.

The legislators sanctioned them over their failure to honour the Assembly’s summons to appear at plenary on Thursday.

The legislators also ordered the suspended Council bosses to immediately hand over all government properties in their possession to their deputies forthwith.

The Council chairmen invited by the house to appear before it during its plenary alongside with their directors of administrations and general services on April 25, 2019.

But only the directors of administrations and general services of the 27 councils had honoured the invitation of the House.

The motion for the immediate suspension of the chairmen was moved by Chika Madumere (Nkwerre) and was unanimously supported by all the lawmakers at the plenary.

The sponsor of the motion for the suspension of the Council bosses on Thursday, accused them of failing to appear before the legislature to give an explanation on how they had been running their LGAs’ finances.

Ruling in favour of the motion, the Speaker, Hon. Acho Ihim, instructed the suspended local government bosses to handover to their deputies with immediate effect.

The Speaker equally instructed the Clark of the House to write to the state Commissioner of Police, informing him of the decision of the legislature.

Ihim ordered the affected persons to immediately hand over all government properties in their possession to their deputies who are now in charge.

The Speaker said that ongoing   investigation of alleged financial recklessness against the suspended  council chairmen by the House Committee on Local Government Affairs and Public accounts would go on despite the suspension.

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