Councillors in Sokoto North Local Government of Sokoto State have denied plotting to impeach the Chairman, Alhaji Aminu Ibrahim.
saharacable.com correspondent reports that the councillors made the denial when they spoke to newsmen in Sokoto on Thursday while reacting to social media posts on the alleged impeachment plot. Postings in the social media alleged that eight out of the 11 councillors had signed impeachment notice to remove the chairman.
Speaking on the matter, the Councillor representing Sarkin Musulmi, ”B” ward, Alhaji Abdullahi Sidi, said,” there was never any plan to impeach the chairman.
“The said 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.”
Also, the councillor representing Waziri ” A” ward, Alhaji Kasimu Bashiru, said ”there was 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 rumour 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. We are hereby pledging our loyalty to the three tiers of government and the APC.
We are also disassociating ourselves from the alleged plot which only existed in the mischievous imaginations of the authors.”
In his reaction, the chairman denied siphoning the internally generated revenue of the local council or misappropriating the salary of any councillor as alleged.
Ibrahim added,” the allegation stems from the evil machinations of some anti-people and anti-progress agents of doom.
“I have already briefed my lawyers and if they don’t retract the postings, I will seek legal redress.”