EBHA Recalls Suspended Member

*”I was suspended for no just cause” – Victor Aleke

By Brenda Chidinma Imo-Eze

Ebonyi state House of Assembly on Wednesday recalled its member representing Ebonyi North west state constituency, Victor Aleke, who was suspended from the House on November 13, 2020 over alleged misconduct.

Recall that Aleke was suspended following a motion of urgent public importance moved by the House leader, Victor Chukwu, and seconded by the member representing Ohaukwu North, Chinedu Awoh.

Chukwu also moved a motion that the executive chairman of Ohaukwu Local Government Area, Mr Clement Odah, be suspended alongside the lawmaker.

He said the motion stemmed from the findings of the Ad-hoc Committee set up by the House to investigate the financial activities of Ohaukwu council.

But the motion for the suspension of Odah was stepped down by the Speaker, Francis Nwifuru, who said it would be discussed during the next plenary, while Aleke’s was upheld.
Speaking to The Voice, Hon.Aleke stated that he was suspended for no just cause, describing is suspension as political.

He appreciated the house for recalling him back weeks after his suspension. Stating that the experience was an awful one, as he never believed he was suspended. while debunking the allegation that he allegedly connived with Ohawkwu Local government chairman to divert fund.

He stated ” how can you say I connived, I’m in a committee where we actually screened a chairman over misappropriation of fund. We also find him culpable of 6 million and he has made some money. What is connival? I’m not the chairman neither I’m the secretary of the committee, so I want to say it is politics. Just politics.” He states

He therefore assured his constituents of delivering on his mandate at all times.

Meanwhile the house screened and confirmed some disengaged members of development center management committees and local government liason officers from Ohaukwu, Ivo, and Onicha LGA. While Mrs. promise Egochukwu Alodinma, a nominee for cordinator in Afikpo North LGA was disqualified following the inability of the nominee to present the required documents to the assembly.

The house also approved the audited financial statement of 2018 and 2019 of all 13 local government of the State. The speaker of the house, Rt.Hon Francise Nwifuru ordered the clerk of the house informing the governor the decision of the assembly, while ordering the clerk to upload the approved financial statement on the legistalive website.

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