Some Local government in Benue state have been taken over by protest following the suspension of six Local Government chairmen in the state by the Governor Samuel Ortom’s led administration.
Queendoosh recall that, yesterday, news broke that by Benue State House of Assembly approved the suspension following a letter to the House from the Governor and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Anthony Ijohor seeking approval for the suspension.
It was gathered that those suspended includes, the chairman of Makurdi Local Government Mrs. Juliana Akange Audu, Austin Okwoche of Oju and Mrs.Becky Orpin of Gboko.
Also suspended is the chairman of Agatu Local Government Area, Mrs Comfort Echoda and Vice, Joseph Ngbede, Kwande Local Government Chairman, Terdoo kenti and his Vice, Ovande Aondoaseer and that of Okpokwu Mr. Francis Oguche.
In the Letter, the Governor explained that after necessary advice from the Attorney General’s office he decided to suspend them pending investigation on the matter which he said are contrary to Local Government laws.
Members unanimously approved the suspension, saying it would serve as deterrent and the Speaker, Titus Uba accordingly ruled in favour of the request.
The reason for their suspension according to the governor is alleged misappropriation of public funds and gross misconduct.
According to news reaching QUEENDOOSH desk, Local government like Gboko, Kwande and Oju have been taken over by crisis following the suspension of the Chairmen.
More details to come..