There is palpable tension in Bayelsa state following the sack of five out of the eight local government Council Chairmen in the state as there are fears that youths and politicians who are not comfortable with the sack may enter the streets of Yenagoa, the state capital to protest against the action.
There is also heavy security build up in major parts of the state capital to guide against the rumored protest by youths as mobile police men especially the new state security out fit known as Operation ‘Doo-Akpo’ are strategically mounted at every corner of the state capital.
The Chairmen are accused of alleged gross misconduct and failure to render proper account of stewardship to the State House of Assembly when they were invited by the House to defend their service.
The Sacked Council Chairmen are; Chief Tiwei Orunimighe(Southern Ijaw), Ngo Sylva (Brass), Eddy Julius (Ekeremor), Pere Pereotu (Sagbama) and Sammy Boy(Ogbia.), all have almost six months to the end of their tenure as Council Chairmen.
The sack of these Chairmen is part of the recommendations of the report by the State Assembly on the last week probe into the accounts of the Councils on the floor of the House.
247ureports.com gathered that the members of the State House of Assembly led by the Speaker, Kombowei Benson came to the decision on the suspension of the affected Council Chairmen on Tuesday after six hours deliberations, after which recommendations were forwarded to the office of the State Deputy Governor.Continue reading