In what may look as crippling the incompetent political dynasty of former Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, the State House of Assembly has dealt a heavy blow on him by removing one of his stooges as Chairman of a local government.
Nkechi Enumah Chukura who was the Chairman of Ndokwa East we gathered became very authoritative and dictatorial, looting the council like her personal supermarket, without regards for the councilors who were elected to checkmate her. Since her reign, she has not rendered account to the councilors on how funds are spent as stipulated by law.
Various complain to the Delta State House of Assembly we gathered was suppressed by the Deputy Speaker, Osanebi Friday, who didn’t want his constituency to be under the searchlight and have negative image. For Six months, sources confided in us that petitions written to the lawmakers were not read on the floor, as Osanebi continued to prevail on the councilors to make peace, which met the deaf ears of Nkechi.
According to competent sources, the sins against her are diverting the sum of Eleven Million Naira paid by Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Ltd, a sum she initially denied. She refused to let members of the executive council know about the money when it came into the treasury in January.
In furtherance of her dictatorial tendencies, she also stopped the Secretary to the Local Government from taking minutes of meeting. She also appointed an aide in the person of the outgoing Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), just as she has two loyal councilors whom she bought Acura SUV Jeep and Pathfinder Jeep for, while ignoring the others to suffer.
The councilors sit on plastic chairs during meeting, while she has a palatial office and even renovated her quarters recently, while ordering for a brand new Highlander Jeep for the PDP Chairman.
Her suspension even though is meant to last for three months will be indefinite, as the allegations against her are too weighty to bring her back, revealed one of the lawmakers to this medium.
“Forget that one. Who will bring her back? Her case is like Baro who is gone forever. Abi you never see the petition against her?” He queried. When asked if Osanebi did not influence her suspension, he noted that “Osanebi even try for am, else she would have been suspended long ago. We only had to give fair hearing to the councilors which we denied them all these months due to Osanebi’s intervention. Anyone telling you that the young man is involved in Nkechi’s suspension just wants to use your paper to fight for their selfish interest”
Nkechi was unilaterally made the Chairman by the wife of Uduaghan, despite knowledge that she has itchy fingers