Tuesday, 6 October 2015

BENUE: Plot to remove Ogbadibo Council Chairman gathers momentum

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* APC passes vote of no confidence on him

* Pressure Group calls for his removal

All is not well with the Caretaker Chairman of Ogbadibo LGC in Benue State, Mr. Oduma Paul Adoyi as his seat is getting hotter day-by-day and it appears no one is on his side, even as he fights rigorously to retain his seat.

Tessy Okwori Blog authoritatively gathered that the council has been on fire ever since the caretaker committee was formed on July 13th 2015. Ranging from the rancour among the committee members over the appointment of 2 Special Advisers to the Chairman; to the allegation of sole administration by the council Chairman. The recent been the allegation of misappropriation of the sum of N12m in the Federal Subvention Fund.

Rising from the stakeholders' meeting on the 26th September, the executive members of the All Progressive Congress, APC issued a communique of a vote of no confidence on the LG Council Chairman, citing gross misconduct among other things as their reasons.

As if that was not enough, Mr. Adoyi rather than mending walls and sit tight with his committee members and party leaders to settle their crisis and find ways of moving Ogbadibo LG forward; he was allegedly seen making other moves that would hamper his chances of retaining his seat and causing more disunity among the party leaders.

It was this and many other reasons that prompted Ogbadibo Democratic Congress, ODC, a viable pressure group in the LGA to issue a statement calling on the State Governor to as a matter of urgency remove the council Chairman, for the benefit of the citizenry and interest of peace.

Amb. Hon. Sunday Itodo, President of the group took to his personal wall and that of the group Facebook page on Monday calling for the immediate removal of the Council Chairman for "gross and acute incompetence".

"Ogbadibo LG is greater than one individual. We cannot afford to be continuously led by lame people.
There are 1001 capable hands in the land who are willing to serve. Since the APC cannot settle the crisis at hand, we call on the State Governor to do the needful.

"Let there be change of guard, this time around, to somebody with human face and mind. We cannot afford to be redundant while other LGAs are moving in geometric progression.

"We give Gov. Ortom up to Friday 9th Oct. to give us another Chairman or we take to the streets to press home our charges", the statement reads.

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