By Omon-Julius Onabu
The crisis of confidence between the executive and legislative arms of the Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State has taken a dramatic turn with a three-month suspension of the council chairman, Mrs Nkechi Enumah-Chukurah, by the state legislature.
THISDAY learnt that the decision of the lawmakers on Thursday was prompted by a petition by some councillors in Ndokwa East asking the house to suspend the Chairman to enable them investigate allegations of financial misdeeds against her.
The legislative arm of the Ndokwa East council had last week said that that they had suspended the chairman via a resolution they reached on March 4, 2016.
Briefing newsmen at Asaba, Leader of the legislative arm, Mr Matthew Uzorka, said that a copy of the resolution at its sitting on March 4, 2016, wherein the Chairman of the council was suspended, had been duly sent to the Delta State House of Assembly for ratification.
Twelve out of the fifteen councilors signed the suspension document, which alleged among other things that the chairman of the council refuses to render statutory account of income and expenditure of the council since inception of her administration in 2014.
Nevertheless, the motion for her suspension was moved by the chairman, House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy matters, Mr Azuka Azaka and seconded by the minority leader and member representing Ika South Mr Festus Okoh.