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Anambra ex-councillors threaten Obiano with court action

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THE 326 councillors in Anambra State, who were recently disengaged by the state government, have threatened to drag Governor Willie Obinna to court over their unpayed entitlements amounting to about N3.6 billion.

It was gathered that each of the councillors was entitled to a total package of about N8 million, but were paid only N500,000 at the end of their tenure.
Since leaving office, they had made several attempts to prevail on the state government to pay them, to no avail.
Worried by the development, the councillors met at the Cana House, Awka, where they resolved to drag the Anambra State government to court over the matter.
They also threatened to petition the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over what they described as the improper use of local council funds in the state.

Vanguard, November 22

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