Governo Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has sacked the Commissioner, State Independent Electoral Commission (KSIEC), Emmanuel Folorunsho Olorunfemi.
Naija News reports that the governor approved Olorunfemi’s dismissal followed the recommendation by the state House of Assembly.
The assembly had earlier recommended Olorunfemi’s suspension during its investigation into alleged gross misconduct levelled against him.
After the completion of the probe, the assembly found the KSIEC boss guilty and recommended his sack to the governor.
However, Governor Bello has immediately appointed George Funsho Ojo, who hails from Kabba/Bunu area of the state, to replace Olrunfemi.
Naija News reports that the governor has been vocal in recent weeks over the attack and killing of innocent citizens in the state and other parts of the country.
The governor has publicly called out President Muhammadu Buhari over his perceived lacklustre attitude to tackling the security situation in Benue and in the country in general.
In an interview with Daily Post, the governor stated that those attacking and blackmailing him for complaining about the insecurity in the state would soon suffer the consequences of their actions.
Ortom added that he would soon be vindicated following the injustice he had suffered while defending the Benue people.
He, however, insinuated that a Minister from the state is allegedly sabotaging the interest of the people just to remain in power.
Ortom alleged that the minister has turned the state into IDP camps after benefitting immensely from the people who voted for him.