The Councilor Representing Mbavuur Council Ward in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State, Hon. Bar Yugh, has been suspended indefinitely.
KemiFilaniNews gathered that the lawmaker was suspended for allegedly raising alarm over unpaid allowances and other benefits by Governor Samuel Ortom since elected into office for over one year.
Pensioners in Benue State are being owed over 30 months pension arrears by the Governor Ortom administration while Local government staff and State workers are owed over 15 months and 8 months salary arrears respectively. Councillors and Local Government Chairmen are also not left out as they are being denied their allowances and other benefits by the Governor.
A source said the Councilor had a few days ago cried out that they were duly selected sometime in June last year, by the People’s Democratic Party ( PDP), for a tenure of two years and have so far spent one year and few months in office and are left with just a few months.
“Within this period, councillors in Benue have faced a lot, considering the fact that they are the closest politicians to the electorates and at the grassroots who daily relates with their subjects, but since then have not received any of the allowances that are supposed of local legislators,” the source said.
Some of the allowances a councillor is entitled to are housing allowance, furniture allowance, Warddrobe allowance, Sitting allowance and many other benefits.
The source said, the clamour by councillor, however, didn’t go well with the Government and have, therefore “ordered for his indefinite suspension”.
Attached herewith, is a copy of his suspension Letter.