Councillors Suspend Ijebu East Local Government Chairman
The Chairman of the Ijebu East Local Government, Wale Adedayo, has been suspended for three months over alleged financial maladministration by councilors.
Adedayo was suspended on Thursday, two days after he accused Governor Dapo Abiodun of tampering with the statutory allocations of the state’s 20 local governments
Chairmen of the councils on Tuesday, later visited the governor, distanced themselves from the allegation, while pleading with the governor to forgive Adebayo.
On Thursday morning, seven of the Local Government’s Councillors, forming a Quorom, ordered Adedayo to step aside until the conclusion of the investigation of allegations against him.
Adedayo was directed to properly hand over to the Vice Chairman, and appear before the legislative council on September 14, 2023.
The Ccouncillors, in a communique issued at the end of their meeting at the local government’s headquarters at Ogbere on Thursday, said Adedayo was suspended following several allegations against him.
Among others allegations, Adebayo was accused by the Councillors of failing to account for N20 million he collected from the state government on behalf of the council.
Also, he was accused of collecting another n15 million from the state government for a project he did not execute.
The Councillors also accused him of collecting N3 million security vote monthly, while holding on to N300,000 security votes of his deputy.
There were fifteen other alleged infractions which the Councillors said formed the basis for his impeachment.
Meanwhile, the suspended chairman of Ijebu East Local Government, Wale Adebayo, has vowed to challenge his suspension by the council’s Councillors without resorting to violence.
Reacting to his Thursday morning suspension, he accused the Councillors of failing to follow the due process.
According to him, legislative council ought to have served him with copies of the allegations which formed the basis for suspending him.
He described his suspension as baseless, accusing Councillors who signed his suspension letter of being bought.