Delta Council Boss Suspended Over Financial Misconduct, Insecurity

Delta House Speaker, Monday Igbuya

The Delta State House of Assembly has suspended indefinitely the chairman of Uvwie local government area in Delta state, Henry Baro, over accusations of misappropriation of funds and insecurity in the council area

The chairman was suspended by the House after a motion under matters of urgent public importance was raised by the Majority Leader, Tim Owhefere (Isoko North Constituency).

Speaker Monday Igbuya, put the matter to a voice vote after a lengthy debate and the House was united in in adopting the motion to suspend the council chairman.

The House also set up an ad-hoc committee headed by the Deputy Majority Leader, Oboro Preyor, to investigate the allegations against the council boss.



    The allegations against Baro are not clear but it would be recalled that that the headquarters of Uvwir local government, Effurum, witnesses violent clashes between factions of the local chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, following a change in the leadership of the association.

    But, the Delta State chairman of the NURTW, Ifeanyi Obi has called on members to maintain the peace and desist from any action that could lead to a breakdown of law and order.

    Obi blamed security operatives for interfering in the affairs of the union in Uvwie local government which worsened the crisis.

    “We were surprised when we heard that some people tried to cause trouble in Uvwie using some security men. The situation is now normal and our members are working peacefully. We know the essence of having a peaceful state and we cannot be involved in any action which can lead to a breach of peace,” Obi said.

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