Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers State, on Thursday suspended 12 Local Government Area chairmen in the state.
The suspension was announced in a statement by his special assistant to the governor on electronic media, Simeon Nwakaudu.
He explained that Governor Wike took the decision following the failure of the local government chairmen to participate in a state official function.
Those suspended were the local government chairmen of Okrika, Emohua, Abua/Odual, Degema, Khana, Gokana, Ahoada East, Ikwerre, Eleme, Andoni, Omuma, and Ogu/Bolo.
The statement noted that the suspension was with immediate effect.
“Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has suspended 12 Local Government Council Chairmen. The suspension of the council Chairmen is with immediate effect.
The suspended Council Chairmen include Okrika, Emohua, Abua/Odual, Degema, Khana, Gokana, Ahoada East, Ikwerre, Eleme, Andoni, Omuma and Ogu/Bolo Local Government Areas.
The affected Council Chairmen were suspended for failure to participate in state official function,” the statement read.