The Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has suspended all the 27 Local Government Area Chairmen, their deputies and the 645 councilors in the state.
The governor equally suspended all the political appointees of the 27 LGAs of the state.
A statement issued in Owerri, the state capital on Tuesday by Chibuike Onyeukwu, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, said that the governor’s action was in pursuant to the provisions of Sections 4, 5, and 6 of the Local Government Administration as amendment law, 2019 and S.73(3) of Imo State Local Government Administration Law No 15 of 2000 as amended.
Consequently, the governor has set up Interim management Committees in all the LGAs of the state.
The statement said that the governor had directed the Directors of Administration and General Services of each LGA to take over the management of the councils until the Interim management Committees were confirmed by the state lawmakers.