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Langtang North Council chairman impeached over alleged corruption, gross misconduct

By Isa Abdulsalami Ahovi, Jos
14 September 2022   |   3:21 am
The Executive Chairman of Langtang North Local Council in Plateau State, Bitrus Zulfa Rimven, has been impeached from office by the legislative arm of the council.

• Impeachment scandalous, irritating and laughable, says Rimven
The Executive Chairman of Langtang North Local Council in Plateau State, Bitrus Zulfa Rimven, has been impeached from office by the legislative arm of the council.

The impeachment was consequent upon a notice of acts of gross misconduct and corrupt allegations levelled against the erstwhile chairman, which was communicated to him by the legislative council a fortnight ago.

According to the deputy leader, the ousted chairman, who was served with an impeachment notice on August 31, 2022, failed to respond to the allegations contained therein, so as to clear himself of the allegations against him.

During the day’s sitting, 14 out of 18 councillors appended their signatures to put paid to the impeachment process.

The Deputy Chairperson of the Council, Nancy Paul, was immediately sworn in as the substantive chairperson of the council with immediate effect.

BUT reacting to the impeachment, the impeached chairman, Rimven, described the vote of no confidence passed on him, as well as the alleged impeachment by some legislators in the council, as scandalous, irritating and laughable.

Rimven, in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Jos yesterday, said he remained the executive chairman of the council.

Efforts to reach government on the issue as at the time of filing this report were not successful.