Less than one month to the end of the local government administration in Delta state, the Burutu local government legislative arm has passed a vote of no confidence and notice of impeachment on the council chairman, Ebikeme Clark.
The motion on the vote of no confidence and notice of impeachment was moved by the councilor representing Okpokunou Ward 7 in the Burutu local government, Churchill Botu and seconded by Richard Asiyae and unanimously adopted at plenary presided over by the Leader of the Legislative Arm Honourable Felix Kemapade .
The notice of impeachment signed by 15 councillors present during the sitting out of the 20 members legislative arm highlighted abuse of office, mismanagement of council funds and non-adherence to due process.
The motion titled “a motion of vote of no confidence and impeachment on the Council Chairman Honourable Ebikeme Clark was “duly signed by over two third majority of the councilors.
The motion further read: “the House has observed the abuse of office by the council chairman, Ebikeme Clark, also is the misconduct and mismanagement of council funds including non-adherence of due process in his dealings”.
Also contained in the motion the House resolved to freeze the Burutu local government council account domiciled with Zenith Bank PLC at Ogunu road in Warri to stop further mismanagement of council funds.
According to the House, the impeached Council Chairman Honourable Ebikeme Clark has blatantly refused to give account of his stewardship to the legislative arm.
Honourable Churchill Botu in his submission moved” it is in this regard I move that a vote of no confidence be passed on the Chairman and be impeached from office, I beg to move”.
The impeachment notice has been forwarded to the Delta State House of Assembly for ratification of the impeachment notice by the Burutu Local Government Legislative Arm as required by the Delta State Local Government Law as amended.