The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has reinstated the suspended Uyo Local Government Chairman, Elder lmoh Okon.
Elder Okon popularly known as the Mayor of Uyo was reinstated by the House of Assembly at Thursday’s plenary.
Recall, Elder Okon was suspended on May 29 after series of petitions were written against him by some Councillors and other elected officials in the council on ground of gross misconduct and financial misappropriation.
The Mayor of Uyo’s reinstatement followed the presentation, consideration and approval of recommendations of the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs on Okon’s suspension.
The Committee found Okon guilty of discrepancies in the Councils Internally Generated Revenue and refusing to pay the Councils Vice Chairman and some Councilors their entitlements.
However, Eld. Okon agreed to comply with the directives of the State house of Assembly.
While reinstating him, the house ordered the returning chairman to ensure all financial entitlements due each of the elected officials be paid before the end of their tenure and evidence of such payments be forwarded to the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.