Armed po­lice take over Yola North LG sec­re­tar­iat

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Kabiru R. An­war,Yola

Po­lice­men have taken over the sec­re­tar­iat of Yola North Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment fol­low­ing a lead­er­ship cri­sis be­tween the chair­man, Mah­mud Abba and his deputy, Ge­orge Raphael.

Po­lice spokesper­son Oth­man Abubakar promised to gather the de­tails be­fore talk­ing to our re­porter, but a po­lice source said the mea­sure was taken to avert pos­si­ble break­down of law.

Seven coun­cilors had made failed at­tempt to im­peach their leg­isla­tive leader, a move the chair­man al­leged was a plot to get at him.

The cri­sis es­ca­lated af­ter Gov­er­nor Muham­mad Jib­rilla sus­pended the chair­man based on rec­om­men­da­tion of the House of As­sem­bly fol­low­ing al­le­ga­tions of mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion from some of his coun­cilors.

Upon re­turn from his sus­pen­sion, his deputy who served as act­ing chair­man while he was away, re­fused to va­cate of­fice, in­sist­ing that since Mah­mud had chal­lenged the sus­pen­sion in court, he could not re­sume of­fice un­til the case was de­ter­mined.

From left: Arch. Kay­ode Makan­juola; Kwara State Gov­er­nor, Dr. Ab­dul­fa­tah Ahmed; Deputy Gov­er­nor, Elder Peter Kisra and Kwara State Head of Ser­vice, Ha­jia Zahra Omar dur­ing foun­da­tion lay­ing cer­e­mony of the con­struc­tion of a new Kwara State Sec­re­tar­iat Com­plex in Ilorin yes­ter­day. Photo:

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