- The executive chairman of Emohua local government area of Rivers state has been impeached
- High Chief Tom Aliezi was impeached following a motion moved by the deputy leader of the House
- Aliezi was accused of misappropriation of funds, failure in the delivery of dividends of democracy, and gross misconduct
High Chief Tom Aliezi, the executive chairman of Emohua local government area of Rivers state has been impeached.
The local council boss was removed on Thursday, February 11, amid tight security during plenary by a two-third majority of members of the Emohua Legislative Assembly, The Nation reports.
Aliezi’s impeachment followed a motion moved by Benard Odike, the deputy leader of the House, representing Ogbakiri Ward Two.
His removal was voted by ten out of fourteen lawmakers following allegations of misappropriation of funds, failure in the delivery of dividends of democracy and gross misconduct.
Chekwas Evans-Woleru, the leader of the House, said lawmakers decided to remove Aliezi after he failed to appear either by himself or in writing to defend the allegations against him.
APC withdraws from River LG election
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that ahead of the forthcoming local government council elections in Rivers state, All Progressives Congress (APC) said the ruling party will not be participating.
Isaac Ogbobula the Caretaker Committee (CTC) chairman made the disclosure in an interview on Saturday, January 30 in Port Harcourt.
According to Ogbobula, the state electoral process is faulty because the Rivers Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) membership was flawed.
Court annuls APC lawmaker’s election
In a related development, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has voided the election of a member of Kogi Assembly, Atule Egbunu.
Egbunu, representing Ibaji constituency, was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2020.
While delivering his judgement on Friday, January 29, Justice Inyang Ekwo, ordered that the candidate of the party that came second in the December 5, 2020, by-election, which produced Egbunu, should be inaugurated in place of the sacked APC candidate.
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