Imo Assembly Passes Vote of No Confidence on Commissioner, Order Okorocha to Appoint Replacement

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye

The Imo State House of Assembly has passed a motion calling for the sack of the state Commissioner for Community Government Council, Mr. Innocent Eke, over alleged sabotage.

In a motion moved by Mr Arthur Egwim (APC, Ideato North) in Owerri on Friday, the commissioner was accused of sabotaging efforts of the House in resolving crises emanating from autonomous communities.

Egwim, who is the Chairman, Committee on Community Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, said the commissioner’s activities had brought disrepute to smooth running of government.

He alleged the committee had made necessary efforts to end crises in some communities over chieftaincy disputes, but met brick walls due to excesses of the commissioner.

The chairman said that the executive, legislative and judicial arms of the government had worked in synergy for the betterment of the state, adding that the assembly would not allow anybody to ridicule its effort. The motion urged the Gov Rochas Okorocha to immediately sack the commissioner and appoint another person to replace him. Passing the motion, the Speaker of the Assembly, Mr Acho Ihim, said the House would communicate to the governor officially about the recommendation. Ihim said that considering the reaction of the lawmaker, the activities of the commissioner might cause more harm than good if he was allowed to continue.

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