In a surprise move, the Chairman of Aliero Local Government Area in Kebbi State, Alhaji Salihu Auwal Aliero, has been impeached by the council’s councillors for alleged gross misconduct. The decision was made during an emergency sitting at the council secretariat, according to a councillor who requested anonymity.
Aliero’s removal was the result of a majority vote by the councillors, and a new acting chairman, Alhaji Shuaibu Ibrahim, has been sworn in by the acting chief judge of the state, Justice Umar Abubakar. The oath of office and allegiance was administered to both the acting chairman and his deputy, Abubakar Ibrahim.
The decision to remove Aliero has shocked many in the community, as he was elected to the position in 2019 and was expected to serve for the full four-year term. However, allegations of gross misconduct were brought against him, prompting the councillors to take action.
The details of the alleged misconduct have not been made public, and it is unclear what impact the impeachment will have on the operations of the local government. However, the swearing-in of a new acting chairman suggests that the council is preparing to move forward without Aliero.
The removal of the chairman highlights the importance of transparency and accountability in local government. It also serves as a reminder that elected officials must be held to a high standard of conduct and that any allegations of misconduct must be thoroughly investigated.
As the community awaits further information about the allegations against Aliero and the impact of his removal, it is clear that the councillors are taking their responsibilities seriously and are committed to ensuring that the local government operates in the best interests of the community.
Source: Leadership News
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