Corruption: Ekiti Assembly Reinstates 8 Suspended LG Chairmen, Recommends Prosecution of Others
Ekiti State House of Assembly has reinstated eight out of the sixteen local government chairmen suspended by the immediate past Assembly for alleged misappropriation of public fund.
The chairmen are to return to office pending the review of the corrupt charges against them.
This followed recommendations by the House Committee on Public petition which was unanemously adopted by the house during a plenary sitting.
The Association of Local Government Chairmen of Nigeria through it’s chairman Mr Dapo Olagunju had earlier petitioned the house calling for re-examination of the allegation of misappropriation against them.
The councils with the reinstated chairmen are Ijero, Moba, Gboyin, Ado, Irepodun/Ifelodun, Ikole, Ekiti Southwest and Ekiti West.
However, the house upheld the suspension of eight other Council chairmen which include Oye, Ise-Oru , Ekiti East, Ikere, Efon, Ido-Osi, Emure and Ilejemeje.
Presenting his report the chairman House Committee on Public Petition Hon. Goke Olajide said the eight chairmen were reinstated because they got permission of the supervising ministry on some of the projects in question.
However He suggest that the eight other Chairmen on suspension should be prosecuted by the state ministry of Justice because of their inability to follow due process in expending public fund.