The Lagos State House of Assembly has voided the suspension of Hon. Tajudeen Ajide, Surulere Local Government Chairman.
Ajide had been suspended after nine councillors passed a vote of no-confidence on him and appointed his deputy, Sulaimon Yusuf, as acting chairman of the Council.
The councillors who sanctioned the chairman are Barakat Akande, David Adebisi, Kehinde Fasasi, Philips Olubunmi, and Ijitola Olusegun.
Others includes Eric Otinwa, Ajala Ajibola, Kareem Abiodun, and Kazeem Bello.
They had accused Ajide of misappropriating ₦60 million claiming he expended the money ‘on ongoing construction of Primary Health Centre (PHC), located at Akerele’. They alleged the extra-spending was unapproved and outside its 2020 budget.
The feuding parties, on Monday, appeared before the State’s Public Account Committee (for Local Government), led by Hon. Mojeed Fatai.
The legislators found the allegation to be false and gathered that no extra-budgetary spending took place.
At the same time, the sum of ₦160,000,000 originally allocated to the project was found not to have been exhausted.
The councillors then claimed Ajide had starved them of their benefits and allowances, an allegation the chairman denied.
The committee then asked Ajide to look into the councillors’ complaint.