October 8, 2017

Councillors fault vote of no confidence passed on Burutu LG boss

The councillors representing Burutu Local Government Area Wards 13 and 14, Hon. Joseph Asiaye Alubeze and Hon. Sunday Oruekpeti respectively, have stated that the alleged vote of no confidence passed on the council chairman of Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State, Chief Ebikeme Clark by the Legislative Arm lacks merit as it did not pass through due process.

Speaking separately in Warri, the councillors stated that the clerk of the house, Mr. Choice Weleke was not even in the sitting, saying that before such an action can be carried out by the legislative arm, the clerk of the house ought to have been present during the plenary and he is the only one that has the right to sign such resolution on behalf of the house to the state House of Assembly or elsewhere.

In a chat with Hon. Alubeze, he stated that it was improper for a recorder to take proceedings without the clerk of the house, adding that he was not even aware of the sitting and the same time they needed to explain their allegations against the council chairman on misuse of the council funds.

Hon. Sunday Oruekpeti on his part added that the procedures were never followed because the chairman was never invited to render income and expenditure and the motion of impeachment and vote of no confidence moved by his colleagues was never referred to the rules and business committee.

The duo, while calling on their colleagues to always follow due process in carrying out legislative business as role models to future lawmakers, urged political leaders in the council to broker peace between members of the legislative arm and the council chairman.