By CrossRiverWatch admin
Eight of the eleven Councilors in the Obubra Legislative Council Thursday impeached Hon Kyrian Mfam, the Chairman of Obubra Local Government Council for gross incompetence.
mycrossriver.com quotes sources from the council headquarters in Obubra saying the Councilors decided to sack the chairman for reasons bordering on highhandedness, insensitivity to their welfare, gross negligence and incompetence following prolonged absence from office.
Eight Councilors in the Legislative Council led by the Deputy Leader of the Legislature voted in favor of the motion to sack the Chairman while two voted against with one who is on suspension not allowed to vote on the motion.
The rift between the councilors and the chairman, according to sources has been lingering since 2015 and came to a head with the recent squabble for land between the Owakande community at the Crown Land section of Obubra Urban.
The sacked Chairman, Hon. Mfam told mycrossriver.com that the action of the Councilors is illegal null and void as they “did not follow due process and have no absolute powers to impeach an elected Chairman of Council without the consent of the State House of Assembly”.
He said the Councilors did not inform the Cross River State House of Assembly before embarking on the impeachment exercise.
“For their action to have any effect, the State House of Assembly ought to have been informed but they did not and so their action remains a waste of time.”
Hon John Ulafor, the Commissioner for Local Government told CrossRiverWatch that he has no business with what was happening between the Councilors and the Chairman in Obubra.
“I have no business with what is happening there. I only learn about the development this morning and I don’t even know what the issues are between the Chairman and the Councilors so I don’t think I have anything to say on the matter.” He said.
The Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Hon. John Gaul did not take his calls at the time of filing this report.
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