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Council Chairman Sent Home For Improper Dressing In Edo

From Jefferson Ibiwale, Benin
 
The chairman of Ovia Southwest local government area of Edo State, Morrison Okhuarobo, was on Wednesday walked out from the chamber of the State House of Assembly for dressing improperly. 
 
Okhuarobo had gone to the Assembly to give account of his stewardship dressed in a pair of combat khaki trousers and shirt and cap branded with governor Adams Oshiomhole’s name.
 
A lawmaker, Johnson Oghuma drew the attention of the House to the dressing of the council chairman, saying his dressing was improper.

“Even the governor who is well respected across the world does not come here dressed in khaki. The governor respects this House and dresses properly when coming here. He should go and dress properly,” Oghuma said.
 
He added that the chairman’s dressing amounted to disregard and misconduct, for which he must tender an unreserved apology.
 
Even though the Speaker of the House, Uyi Igbe, tried to intervene in the matter, other lawmakers supported that Okhuarobo should go home and return when he was properly dressed.

Consequently, Okhuarobo left the Assembly and returned after about an hour in a suit and apologized to the law makers for his poor dress sense.

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