Ihedioha suspends LG chairmen, others

Emeka Ihedioha

Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has approved the suspension of the chairmen, vice chairmen, councillors and political appointees of the local government areas of the state.

This was contained in a statement signed by the governor, pursuant to the recommendation made to him by Imo State House of Assembly.

Mr Ihedioha also set up interim management committees that would last for six months to manage the affairs of the local government areas.

The suspension, the statement said, is pursuant also to the provisions of Sections 4, 5, and 6 of the Local Government Administration (Amendment) law, 2019 and S.73(3) of Imo State Local Government Administration Law No. 15 of 2000 (as amended).

The governor also instructed the Director of Administration and General Services (DAGS) of each local government area to take over management, pending the confirmation of interim management committees by the state assembly.

Also, Ihedioha has approved the dissolution and removal of the chairman and members of Imo State Independent Electoral Commission (ISIEC).

This followed a resolution supported by two-thirds majority of the state assembly passed on June 6 seeking their removal from office.

This, the statement said, is also in accordance with the provisions of Section 7(1) of the Imo State Independent Electoral Commission Law and all other extant laws of the state.