Edo 2020: Two councillors suspended in Owan West

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The legislative arm of Owan West local council has suspended two Councillors for breaching certain aspects of the Legislative Rules and Proceedings.

Those suspended were Hon Samuel Ohimai from Ward three and Hon Kelvin Omo Esemuze from Ward six.

They were suspended indefinitely without pay at Tuesday’s plenary.

The motion for their suspension was moved by the Chief Whip, Hon Monday Ifidon.

Leader of the House, Hon Augustine Ohiolere, denied that the two Councillors were suspended because they were not in support of Obaseki’s second term

Hon Ohiolere said both Councillors breached Order 4 Rules 2 and 3 of the local government laws.

Sources closed to the suspended Councillors described the action as a nullity as both men could not be reached for comments.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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