House Leader, Clerk in messy fight
From Osakhare Erese, Asaba
Political indifference and its related acts have continued to unsettle the relative peace and working activities at the Aniocha North Local Government council in Delta State, few weeks after new leadership assumed office.
As it were, the council widely adjudged by Deltans to be one of the leading councils in the State currently enveloped in political leadership tussle, even though strong indications are that the tussle may not be unconnected with the emergence of Chuks Oseme as the council Boss.
it was reliably gathered that Oseme under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) umbrella have allegedly been having face Off Cold war with one Engr. Emeka Nwobi, lawmaker representing Aniocha North Constituency over inexplicable political issues, and may soon escalate into open Warfare if steps are not taken by the leaders of the Party to resolve their seeming differences.
While the ugly trend of leadership tussle at the council persists, it was gathered that the council’s Political Scene has been divided into factions of aggrieved bodies, one of such claiming to be effectively mobilized than the other but our informed sources said that Aniocha North Local Government Council are controlled by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have never had it easy in the area of leadership, rather it has been battles of the titans,
Investigation reviewed that trouble started recently when a group of the party chieftains allegedly sworn in 2/3 of the councilors who won the recently concluded Local Government Election without the Council’s Chairman Mr. Chuks Oseme in attendance : a situation that was described as the violations of the Local Government rules and regulations.
Expectedly, the 2/3 councilors were alleged to have been induced by the Party’s Chieftain and a Lawmaker ( Name Withheld) but this was not to be when the Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa ordered that the Status quo remain, thereby indicating the Swearing in of the 2/3 councilor as null and void but the chief Press secretary to the Council’s Boss, Mr. Matthew Ochei in a sweat reaction confirmed that the trouble started with the alleged ambitious of the Lawmaker representing Aniocha North Constituency and his co hurt after they had acted in errors to have sworn in 2/3 councilors unconstitutionally.
He said ‘We thank Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for reversing the unconstitutional swearing in of 2/3 councilors orchestrated by the lawmakers and his co hurts and this had brought the political situation of this Council Polarized’ Only last Thursday, the council was reported to have been enveloped in fresh crisis of confidence when the House leader (Name Withheld) allegedly engaged in a messy fight that left some persons wounded in the melee.
The fight which was however resolved by security operatives was said to have brought the Council’s activities to a standstill especially in the alleged disappearance of the house mace by unknown persons.
Since then, there has been tension and palpable fear of the unknown as the situation had continued to deepen the political landscape of the area and the Council.
Further investigation review that strange substance suspected to be Juju materials were allegedly found in various offices at the Council: a ploy believed to have been orchestrated by the aggrieved group of the law maker and his co hurt, but the Chief Press secretary to the Council Board Mr. Matthew Ochei who confirmed the fight between the house leader and the clerk, dispelled as untrue the suspected Juju substance allegedly found in various offices of the council, adding that the current political impasse at the council will soon be over.
Speaking to journalists the House clerk who did not want her name mentioned in the print said ‘’the house leader hit me on my head and blood was rushing out over the disagreement we had and I called in the DSS who later resolved to settle the matter after my treatment.’’