The Benue State House of Assembly has extended the suspension of six local government chairmen by three months, Concise News reports.
This online news medium understands that the suspension was ver alleged misappropriation of public funds and gross misconduct.
The extension was sequel to a unanimous decision by members of the house on Wednesday during plenary in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
The House noted that the decision to extend the suspension of the chairmen was to allow the executive to conclude its investigation.
The affected council chairmen are Becky Orpin – Gboko Local Government; Francis Ogwuche – Okpokwu Local Government; Juliana Audu – Makurdi Local Government; Austin Okwoche – Oju Local Government; Comfort Echoda and her Vice, Joseph Ngbede – Agatu Local Government and Terdoo Kenti and his Vice, Orvande Aondose – Kwande Local Government.
The Assembly had suspended the council chairmen for three months on January 21, 2019 in line with Section 154 of the local government law following correspondence from Gov. Samuel Ortom.