Politics

Nasarawa: LG Chairman impeached, Councillors beaten.

Ebifegha Osuo, Lafia.

The executive Chairman of Obi Local Government Council in Nasarawa State, Muhammed Iyimoga Oyigye has been impeached over corruption and anti party activities by the Legislative arm of the council.

The Legislators took the decision on Monday in Obi, Headquarters of the Local Government Council.

In an interview with Newsmen later in Lafia, the State Capital, Speaker of the Legislative arm, Luka Isiah said 8 out of10 members were unanimous on the decision to remove the Chairman.

According to him the Chairman was removed for diverting public money to his personal account, executing projects without the approval of the Legislators, running the affairs of the Council without involving anybody, among other offences.

A source in Obi who witnessed the incident but did not want his name in print, said shortly after the impeachment, some togs who felt aggrieved by the situation descended heavily on the Legislators, forcing them to run for safety.

It was gathered that Some of them were thoroughly beaten and left to go home with torn dresses.

When contacted, the embattled chairman said he was just hearing about the news of his impeachment.

It would be recalled that the embattled Chairman was last week suspended by his Party (APC) at the Council level over anti party activities.

Findings indicates that if Iyimoga impeachment come to stay, it would be on record that his impeachment will serve as the first of its kind since the returned of Democracy in the state in 1999.

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