‘I’ve only done what’s right’: chilling last Facebook post shared by a mayor just before an ambulance took him to hospital in a coma after a ‘medical incident’
- Dubbo Mayor Ben Shields was rushed to the hospital at Dubbo Base on Wednesday
- The 40-year-old remains alive and has no prognosis yet
- It came after six city councilors accused him of bullying and ‘bigotry’
- Six Cr Shields colleagues signed a letter calling for his immediate resignation
The mayor of a rural town made a chilling Facebook post just before he was taken to hospital in a coma following a ‘medical incident’.
Dubbo Mayor Ben Shields was rushed to hospital on Wednesday, where he continues to live.
Moments before paramedics arrived, Cr Shields shared on Facebook, “I’ve only done what’s right for Dubbo.”
The 40-year-old’s family revealed that his prognosis is uncertain.
Dubbo Mayor Ben Shields (center) was rushed to hospital on Wednesday, where he continues to live
Moments before paramedics arrived, Cr Shields shared on Facebook: ‘I’ve only done what’s right for Dubbo’
His hospitalization came just hours after six city councilors accused him of bullying and “bigotry” and signed a letter calling on him to resign immediately.
Cr Shields has also been accused of misusing a proposed multimillion-dollar Bunnings development, The Daily Telegraph reports.
Deputy Mayor Stephen Lawrence and Councilor John Ryan claimed that Cr Shields did not adhere to the consultation protocols.
A letter written Wednesday – signed by city councilors – said Cr Shields colleagues lost faith in him and his abilities.
“The council does not condemn and tolerate abuse of power, bullying, harassment, threats and intimidation,” the letter read.
The council has no confidence in the mayor and calls upon him to immediately step down as mayor and as a member of the council and enable the council to move forward in the interest of the community.
The councilors have called for the preparation of a confidential report “ in which she advises on behalf of the mayor on all complaints, allegations and suggestions of misconduct brought to the attention of any council personnel at any stage of the council term and are not the subject of any code of conduct process’.
Cr Shields colleagues also insist that he return his mayor’s coat, phone, car and office within seven days.
Cr Shields colleagues also insist that he return his mayor’s coat, phone, car, and office within seven days.