From: Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto
Councilors in Sokoto North Local Government Area of Sokoto State, has denied any plan to impeach the Chairman, Alhaji Aminu Ibrahim.
The Councilors were reacting to some social media postings, alluding that eight out of 11 councilors in the area had reportedly signed the purported impeachment notice.
Speaking on behalf of the councilors in Sokoto, the Councilor representing Sarkin Musulmi, ‘B’ ward in the local government council, Alhaji Abdullahi Sidi, denied any plan to impeach the chairman, saying deductions of taxes, educational and APC levies adduced to in the postings were legal and backed by a Circular from the Ministry for Local Governments.
“There is no any plan to impeach Ibrahim. We were surprised to wake up this morning and see the social media awash with such obnoxious and destructive rumours.
“This is being orchestrated by some retrogressive people who are bent on soiling the integrity of the chairman and the council. There has never been any illegal deductions from our salaries, while our relationship with the executive is very cordial,” he said.
He said the councillors were completely loyal to the three tiers of government and the APC.
“We are also dissociating ourselves from the alleged plot and it only existed in the mischievous imaginations of the authors,” he added.
Also reacting, the Chairman denied siphoning the internally generated revenue and salaries of any councillor.
He added that the alleged non existent plot was sequel to the evil machinations of some unscrupulous persons.