Sacked council chairman criticises Gov Ikpeazu over his removal » NewsMixed

Ibe Nwoko, a former chairman of Obingwa Native Authorities Space of Abia State, has described the method of his removal from workplace as unlawful.

Mr Nwoko stated this on Tuesday whereas reacting to his removal on Monday by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.

Addressing reporters in his Umuagwula nation dwelling on the event, he stated his sack was “a sign that illegality is changing into the norm in Abia”.

Mr Ikpeazu eliminated Mr Nwoko from workplace and changed him with his former deputy, Uloma Nwogu.

The governor hinged his motion on Mr Nwoko’s defection from the ruling Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) to the Younger Progressives Occasion (YPP), which provided him the ticket to run for Osisioma/Ugwunagbo/Obingwa Federal Constituency seat in 2023.

The governor stated: “I obtained a letter dated Might 23, entitled: ‘Resignation of my occasion membership’ by Nwoko.

“In consonance with the Legal guidelines guiding Native Governments in Abia, the consequence of the letter is that he has breached the provisions of Part 23 (1) of the Native Authorities Legislation of 2006.

“This makes it crucial {that a} new chairman could be sworn in to take over the reign of energy at that degree as the previous chairman had determined to pursue his political profession on one other platform.”

However Mr Nwoko, in his response, argued that the method via which his deputy was sworn in may finest be described as “dishonest”.

He stated: “I’m not shocked over the swearing-in of my deputy as a result of illegality has grow to be the order of the day within the state.

“How will you sit in your workplace and say that you’ve eliminated an elected chairman of a Native Authorities Council with out finishing the constitutional course of?

“If I’ve left the occasion that produced me, there’s a course of to comply with in eradicating me. So, this isn’t a scenario of simply swearing within the deputy to take over.

“All this stuff are illegalities.”

Mr Nwoko stated there was no impeachment discover by the Obingwa Legislative Council due to the subsisting court docket injunction restraining the councillors from impeaching him with out following due course of.

He stated he was ready for authorized recommendation from his authorized workforce on the event.

“That might inform my subsequent line of motion,” the embattled former council chairman stated.

He stated his choice to defect to YPP was knowledgeable by his need to serve and ship high quality management to the folks in a better place.

“For the previous few months, everybody in Abia is conscious concerning the scenario and situation of PDP, which goes down every day.

“The way in which issues are going, if we don’t rise up and take the bull by the horn, a whole lot of issues will go flawed.

“So, we’re in good religion and we’re concentrating on the duty forward to win the election in 2023,” Mr Nwoko stated.


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