Recalcitrance and disobedience to the constitutional authority of the State House of Assembly were some of the reasons the 27 local government Chairmen in the State were suspended.
Also, series of petitions bordering on unsatisfactory conducts against the Chairmen written by their constituents and disobedience to invitation of the House for am interface were also reasons the Council bosses were given the boot.
According to a statement by Media aide to the Speaker,Marcel Ekwezuo, investigations into the allegations of unsatisfactory conduct against the Chairmen will continue and “any Chairman found to have refused to submit his/her self to the House Commitee on Local Government will be sacked.
The Council Chairmen have been at logger heads with House members over allegations of financial misconduct leveled against them.
It was observed that most times they were invited to appear before the House, they never did.
Before the Council members were suspended during plenary yesterday, the Assemblymen had directed them to appear before the House Commitee on Local Governments with the Director of Administration and General Services, DAGS, and Treasurers in the Councils . They never complied.
It was a stormy session during plenary when Hon.Chika Madumere moved the motion for the suspension of the Council Chairmen which was countered by the Majority Leader, Hon.Lugard Osuji.
The suspension of the Council bosses is coming barely few weeks to exit of the present administration in the State.