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IMO: Ihedioha suspends LG chairmen, constitutes interim management team

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Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has suspended the chairmen, vice chairmen, councilors and political appointees of the local government areas of the state.

He also created interim management committees that will manage the affairs of the LGAs in the next six months.

The suspension is contained in the statement signed by the governor on Monday in pursuant to the recommendation made to him by the Imo State House of Assembly.

“This is in 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) and all other laws enabling him.

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“Consequently, the Director of Administration and General Services (DAGS) of each local government area has been directed to take over management, pending the confirmation of Interim Management Committees by the State Assembly.

“In a similar development, the governor approved the dissolution and removal of the chairman and members of the Imo State Independent Electoral Commission (ISIEC).

“This followed a resolution supported by two-thirds majority of the state assembly passed on June 6, 2019 seeking their removal from office.

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

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