The Leader of the Warri South Council Legislative Arm, Hon. Kingsley Edafiajebre has been impeached along with two principal officers and immediately replaced by Hon. Jude Onovughe Igherebuo at Wednesday plenary of the House.
The two principal officers removed alongside the leader are the Majority leader, Hon. Lebi Yonwuren and the Chief Whip, Hon. Daniel Alidu who were further suspended indefinitely and are to appear before a disciplinary panel to determine further sanction against them.
The leader who presided over Tuesday, 18th June 2019 plenary of House was removed together with the two principal officers by 13 out of the 19 members in a motion sponsored by Hon. Ogheneochuko Eyekpimi and seconded by Hon. Egbe Omasan immediately after the leaders’ briefing for allegedly passing a vote of confidence on the Council Chairman, Hon (DR) Michael Tidi at his private residence outside the Legislative Chambers among other misconduct.
According to Hon. Ogheneochuko Eyekpimi representing Ighogbadu ward who served the notice of impeachment in a motion of urgent public importance “the motion is in pursuant to section 44 ( 2 and 2C) of the Delta State Local Government (Amendment) law 2013 which provide for the removal from office of the Leader or deputy leader on ground of misconduct by not less than two-third majority of members”.
The new leader, Hon. Jude Igherebuo was immediately sworn-in alongside the Majority leader and the Chief Whip after a keenly contested and well conducted election by all members present.
In his acceptance speech, Hon. Jude Igherebuo representing Okumagba 1, thanked the legislators for electing him and promised to run an open door policy that would take everyone along, even as he pledged to work in harmony with the Council Chairman to enable him succeed in the onerous task to take the Warri South Council to greater heights.