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Fayemi reinstates eight suspended LG chairmen

The Ekiti State House of Assembly on Monday reinstated the remaining eight local government chairmen and their councilors who had been suspended.

The chairmen were elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Newsflash247 gathered that their reinstatement followed the adoption of the report of the House Committee on Public Petitions submitted by its chairman, Mr. Adegoke Olajide.

Newsflash247 had earlier reported that eight chairmen and their councilors were reinstated on July 4, 2019, they includes; Ijero, Moba, Gbonyin, Ado and Irepodun/Ifelodun, Ikole, Ekiti South West and Ekiti West.

Newsflash247 reported that 16 chairmen and their councilors were suspended by the Assembly on the allegation of gross misappropriation of over N4bn.

The remaining eight reinstated chairmen and councilors today were Oye, Ise/Orun,Ekiti East, Ikere, Efon, Ido/Osi, Emure and Ilejemeje.

Presenting the report of his committee, Olajide said the chairman of Ekiti ALGON, Mr. Dapo Olagunju, on behalf of others, wrote a petition appealing for reinstatement.

“The appellant on behalf of the 16 indicted LGAs chairmen appealed to the Assembly to passionately look into their cases with a view to reinstating them back in office.

“The decision of the Public Petitions Committee to consider the appeal of Mr. Dapo Olajide on behalf of all the 16 indicted LGA chairmen is premised on the imperative of ensuring stability of the third tier of government within the state.

“It is the opinion of the committee that the LGA officials who obtained clearance from the supervising ministry before embarking on questionable projects can be reinstated,” Olajide said.

In his remarks, the Speaker, Mr. Funmiyi Afuye, commended the committee for carrying out its task with diligence.

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Victor Akande

Victor Akande, a blogger by profession for the past 7 years. He studied Mathematics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Contact: +2348053316946 Twitter: @Newsflash2471

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