By Austin Ogwuda
Asaba â€” THE chairman of Patani Local Government Council, Mrs. Josephine Abeki, has been impeached by the legislative arm. Mrs. Abeki is the only female among the 25 local government chairmen in Delta State.
In a letter addressed to the Speaker, state House of Assembly and made available to Vanguard, yesterday, the impeachment notice was signed by 12 councillors out of 19 members of the legislative arm.
The 12 councillors, led by the Leader of the House, Mr. Ekpor Ebimobowei, accused the chairman of â€œincessant beating of councillors with thugs whenever we want to carry out our oversight functions.â€
They further accused the chairman of â€œfailure to render statement of income and expenditure and annual report to the legislative arm for it to consider in order to ensure accountability and enforce performance ethics.â€
Efforts to reach the embattled local government boss for comments were unsuccessful at press time.