Councillors of Ijebu East Local Government of Ogun State on Thursday impeached the chairman Wale Adedayo accused of financial misappropriation, diversion of funds among others.
Leader of the legislative council of the local government Fasheyi Akindele made this known in a statement.
He claimed that Adedayo owned up to allegations levelled against him.
The statement reads, “The suspended Chairman owned up before the full house of 11 councillors that he diverted Federal allocations sent to the Council by the State Government and used them for purposes other than what the State Government approved.
“Adedayo also agreed that he spent the Council funds till August 2023, even when the budget was yet to be approved, whereas the laws only allow him to spend till March 2023.
“Adedayo also opened up that he used N5.2 million to produce 20 pieces of chairs and tables instead of the 290 chairs that the money was meant for as approved by the state government.
“On the issue of illegal levies and strikers to commercial transport operators in the local government, Adedayo said he thought the House had passed the Bill to that effect, but the Leader of the House reminded him that a bill if passed by the House, would have been jointly signed by the Leader of the House and the Council Chairman.
“That the chairman has run foul of the laws of the land, specifically the Ogun State Local Government Laws 2006 and committed serious impeachable offences was therefore established.
“After about three hours of deliberation, the impeachment of the Chairman was put to vote. Five councillors voted for his impeachment, four voted against, with one abstention
“Therefore, the Leader of the House pronounced Mr. Wale Adedayo impeached as the Chairman of Ijebu East LG.”
This comes after Adedayo accused Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun of diverting federal funds meant for local governments.
Speaking with the press on his appearance before the councillors, Adedayo said he told them he was not fighting any personal cause with the state government but fighting for the people of the local government.
“I’m aware they were being sponsored from Abeokuta, but they denied it,” he said.