IT’S A LIE, I DIDN’T SEND THUGS AFTER UVWIE COUNCILORS – COUNCIL BOSS
By Our Correspondent
The Uvwie local government chairman, Hon. Henry Baro, has denied ever sending thugs to beat and chase out some councilors from the council as being claimed in some quarters.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser, Mr. Hilary Ukusare, which was made available to newsmen, Hon. Baro, stated that the story is not true and unfounded.
He said, “by reason of my character as a peace loving person as evident in the LGA, since the inception of my administration, there has been peace in the Local Government area as it has never been- no youth restiveness of any form.”
“At no point in time was there any such thing within the council or anywhere around the LGA, not even did anything close to that happened within or around the council premises. There was no disruption of council activities of any sort,” the Chairman added.
On the allegation of anti-party activities, Hon. Baro, stated that he is a PDP loyalist and that he never participated in any anti party activity and has no intention of doing such.
“It is not only Uvwie LGA that we experienced loss of House of Assembly election to opposition parties. As a matter of fact, it is very painful that we lost that election. It is pertinent to also note that I led the PDP in Uvwie to victory during the House of Representatives election. This victory produced Hon. Evelyn Oboro as a returning member of the National Assembly.” Baro said.
It would be recalled that some councilors had in a statement issued last Sunday, accused Hon. Baro, of victimization.
It was reliably learnt that the Legislative arm of the Uvwie LGC suspended some of its members for making attempts to impeach the Leader of the House. This was further made public with Radio and television announcements.
Hon. Baro, stated further that, “ As a Local Government Council, we see this as a purely internal matter of the legislative arm and it is believed that the house has its own conflict resolution mechanism with which it will settle all such matters.”
“We are also acutely aware that conflicts of interests are inevitable in every legislative house all over the world. Our own National Assembly is not excluded from this and as always, it resolves these matters internally. So, we expect that in due course, the house will resolve this internal dispute.” He said.