Niger:Police take over Bida LG secretariat as impreachment crisis deepens

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Armed policemen have  taken  over the premises of Bida Local Government Secretariat  since morning today  learnt that the takeover of the secretariat came on the heels of the  threat of impeachment   facing the  Chairman  Bida Local Government , Mallam Mustapha  M. Edota .

Sources in Bida,Niger state  said the councilors have been at war with the chairman and they resolved to finally impeach him.They  accuse the chairman of taking decisions all by himself  without consulting them .”The councilors said the chairman has been relegating them to the background,that is why they decided to move against him”.But it appears the plot has been aborted  today with the presence of armed policemen. learnt that there may be a deeper dimension to the local crisis because the councillors  have alleged that the chairman has been “disregarding them because  he believes the Etsu Nupe  is supporting him”.

“ We also learnt   it was the chairman who invited the police” said a source in Bida who added,  ”as soon as the chairman discovered the plan of the councillors, he hurriedly invited the police.The policemen are still at the secretariat  as at 2pm today. “

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