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Ebonyi House dissolves LG Caretaker Committee Chairmen, others

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By Peter Okutu

ABAKALIKI – BARELY a month and some weeks to the general election, Ebonyi state House of Assembly Tuesday dissolved the newly appointed 13 local government Caretaker Committee Chairmen and the 28 Development Centre Coordinators appointed by Governor Martin Elechi.

The lawmakers hinged their resolution on the ground that the nominees were not screened by the House.

According to them, that the appointment of the 13 care-taker committee chairmen by the Governor was undemocratic and unacceptable within the armbit of the law.

The affected Commissions include; the Local Government Service Commision,LGSC,Civil Service Commission,CSC, Secondary Education Board,SEB, and the Universal Basic Education Board,UBEB.

The House directed the dismissed officers to hand over all government property under their possession to their Head of Personnel Management and Accounting officers before the close of work today(yesterday).

They also ordered the Ebonyi State Police and the anti-graft agencies,the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions,EFCC, and Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Commission,ICPC, to investigate the financial transactions of the affected political office holders since they were sworn in.

Also,Governor Elechi was ordered to before January 9, submit a comprehensive records of the internally generated revenue and federal allocation received and how they were spent since january, 2014.

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