From Damian Duruiheoma, Owerri
Kinsmen of the previous governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, have taken a swipe on the type and method adopted by the Imo state Home of Meeting to probe the alleged lacking N19.63 billion native authorities fund.
Ihedioha’s kinsmen who spoke underneath the aegis of the Coalition of Owerri Zone Social Cultural Group, insisted that the rule of regulation and due course of have to be utilized in your entire course of for sanity and justice to prevail.
The coalition, which contains “Olu Owerri, Obiriama Mbaise, Constituency for Owerri Zone, Oke Ovuru Ezue, Ezuruezu Mbaitoli, Ogbako Umu Ngor Okpala, Odinma Mbaise, Nzuko Umu Mbaise and Owerri Youth Meeting”, puzzled why a probe of the alleged lacking staggering sum of cash must be performed with what it described as “a muddled up Interim Audit Report” when using Closing Audit Report is the suitable observe.
Rising from an extra-ordinary emergency assembly held weekend on the “Ime Obi Olu Owerri” the place it reviewed present points in Owerri Zone and the state usually, the coalition in a 3-page communiqué made accessible to newsmen urged the state home of meeting and all these involved with the probe to do the needful.
Chief Sampson Ogbo, who learn the 11-point communiqué, mentioned that it was humorous, ridiculous and untenable for the state authorities to accuse their brother, who had served with dignity, within the highest workplace within the land as chief whip, deputy speaker and later speaker of the Home of Representatives in addition to a governor of the state of fraud, utilizing a intentionally concocted Interim Audit Report that coated January 2019 to 31st December 2019.
It famous that Ihedioha was governor for under 7 months – Might 29, 2019 – January 14, 2020 throughout which the native authorities areas bought a bit of above N3 billion with which they paid salaries and pensions, paid a part of the price of buying street rehabilitation tools which had been delivered to Governor Uzodinma, along with constructing magnificent workplace complexes amongst different tasks.
“We all know Hon. Ihedioha very properly as our son in whom we’re properly happy. We imagine that he’s not afraid of probe as he has already declared therefore we urge that the rule of regulation and due course of be adopted in your entire course of”.
The coalition which expressed shock on the stage of impunity, fraud, lies, propaganda and deceit with which the state had been ruled within the final 5 months of Senator Hope Uzodinma led APC administration, regretted that whereas the Owerri capital metropolis is but to witness the influence of the brand new administration not like what obtained within the fourth month administration of Ihedioha, it expressed sympathy with indigenes within the state particularly civil servants, college students of each the Federal College of Know-how Owerri (FUTO) and Federal Polytechnic Nekede who it lamented would return to sufferings over deplorable street networks.
Insisting that the present governorship tenure getting used to blackmail and intimidate their son, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha is their respectable proper, having supported Orlu and Okigwe zones prior to now to control the state, the coalition enjoined all indigenes of Owerri zone concerned within the complicity to have a re-think and retract their steps earlier than it’s too late.
Whereas commending the teeming youths and girls of Owerri zone who had needed to endure the unwarranted provocations and assault towards their son and their zone, the group mentioned, “We’re alert and vigilant to the actions of the Uzodinma administration and would by no means standby and watch our son dragged in essentially the most dishonourable method with out justification”.
“The folks suggested Senator Uzodinma to as a matter of urgency; put the machineries in movement to arrest the looming collapse of presidency and the already eroded confidence of the folks in his authorities.”