Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has removed the Executive Chairman of Obingwa Local Government Area, Hon Michael Ibe Nwoke, and replaced him with Mrs Uloma Nwogu, his deputy, who has subsequently been sworn in.
Last week, it was alleged that Councillors of the Council were making moves to impeach the former chairman, but that failed.
Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony held at the Executive Council Chambers, Government House Umuahia, Ikpeazu said he was in receipt of a letter dated May 23, 2022, written by the former Executive Chairman of Obingwa LGA Hon Nwoke entitled: “Resignation of my party membership”.
The Governor stated that in consonance with the Laws guiding the Abia State Local Government System, the consequence is that Nwoke breached the provisions of Section 23, Sub -section 1(f) of the Abia State Local Government Law No. 2 of 2006.
He congratulated the new chairman and enjoined her to protect the interest of Obingwa and Abia State by always putting to the fire, the interest of women and youths.
The new chairman, Mrs Nwogu, thanked the governor for finding her worthy to serve and promised not to disappoint him and the state.