Ndokwa Councillors At Loggerheads With Council Boss, Petition Uduaghan

Source: OUR REPORTER - thewillnigeria.com

ASABA, June 09, (THEWILL) - Chairman of Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Mr. Felix Owete is said to be currently at 'war' with his Councillors following his failure to submit the council’s budget six months into the year.

Expressing their grievances in a petition dated May 27, 2010, signed by the leader of the Legislative Arm, Mr. Kennedy Igba and ten others, addressed to the state governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, the councillors, noted that it was sad and undemocratic that the Council chairman has failed to submit the Council budget which has hindered activities in the Council.The aggrieved councillors alleged that Mr. Owete’s action could lead to uncontrollable crisis in the council but they are towing democratic lines by exhorting all peaceful and legal means to ensure that the council is peaceful and the electorate gets the best in governance.

"We respectfully, appeal to our Governor, Dr Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan to once again use his good offices to prevail on the Executive Chairman of Ndokwa West Local Government Area to present the 2010 appropriation Budget estimate to the Legislative House for consideration and passage."According to the councillors, they have mounted pressures on the Chairman to do the right thing, making reference to several petitions written to the Governor adding that before now they had informed the governor that "Six months into the new year 2010, the Executive Chairman was yet to present the 2010 Budget Estimate to the Ndokwa West Legislative House for consideration. Series of invitations and overtures were made to him to solicit compliance but, all to no avail."While calling on the Governor to intervene in the crisis, the councillors urged the people of Ndokwa West to remain peaceful.All efforts to contact the council boss for comments proved abortive as at the time of filing in this report.