Imo House of Assembly has passed a motion urging Governor Rochas Okorocha to remove the Commissioner for Community Government Council, Hon. Innocent Eke (Obulimba) over allegation of impeding the smooth exercise of its oversight functions among others.
The resolution followed a motion which came as a matter of urgent public importance by the House Committee Chairman on Judiciary Autonomous Communities and Chieftaincy Affairs and member for Ideato North, Hon. Arthur Egwim and seconded by Hon. Emma Orie (Ohaji/Egbema).
But reacting to the development, the CGC Commissioner Imo State, Obulimba Eke expressed disbelief that the State Assembly could make such a move without at least, inviting him to either an executive session or plenary session to hear from him.
Obulimba Eke who described the House of Assembly as his primary constituency, denied causing any rift in any Local Government or receiving any group and promising to facilitate the creation of any new autonomous community including, but limited to Nwangele LGA as alleged.
The Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Ugonna Ozuruigbo (Nwangele) while contributing to the motion had decried the activities of the commissioner whom he said was unsettling some communities in Nwangele LGA. While the Majority Leader, Hon. Lugard Osuji (Owerri Municipal) said the House should withdraw the confirmation it gave to the nomination of Obulimba Eke as a Commissioner.
Having resolved the prayers of the motion in the affirmative, the House directed the clerk to communicate the governor to that effect.
Recall that Obulimba served as member for Owerri West State Constituency in the Imo House of Assembly between 2011 to 2015, before he was appointed a Commissioner in Governor Okorocha’s present cabinet.