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Rivers State LG chairmen vow to back Fubara’s impeachment call

The Rivers State chapter of the Association of Local Government Areas of Nigeria (ALGON) has said it is ready to back the call for the impeachment of Governor Simi Fubara.

The local government chairmen also accused Fubara of embezzling funds intended for the state’s twenty-three LGAs.

According to the state ALGON, the move has deprived them of their roles in overseeing the third tier of government.

The caretaker chairman of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Tony Okocha, had urged the State House of Assembly to start the impeachment process against the governor.

The State ALGON Chairman and Chairman of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, Allwell Ihunda, revealed this at a press briefing in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

Ihunda said: “It has come to the notice of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, Rivers State chapter, that the Rivers State Government, under the leadership of His Excellency, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has neglected, failed, and deliberately refused to hold the statutory Joint Account Allocation Committee Meeting which is the prerequisite for the release and disbursement of funds due to the local government in the State Joint Local Government Accounts.

“And has continued to withhold the statutory allocations due to the 23 local government councils of Rivers State since April 2024.

“And in the case of Emuoha LGA since March 2024 till date for no just course, thereby starving the third tier of the government of the funds required to discharge its statutory functions in the administration of the local government areas.”

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