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Campaign winner won’t serve on council

By John Nagy  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Oliver Paipoonge, Ont.- Only a clause in his social services worker contract has kept Obie Egbuchulam from becoming the Crooks Township councillor for the Municipality of Neebing. Egbuchulam said he will not be taking the councillor’s position to represent Crooks Township due to a conflict of interest at his job with the Nokiiwin Tribal Council. The fetal alcohol spectrum disorder social services worker, who would have had to take a leave of absence from his job to take the councillor position, said the organization has a clause in their contracts that prohibits employees from taking political office. “(Nokiiwin) is apolitical and they don’t want employees to be involved in elective positions and represent their best interests, especially if the areas they are representing

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