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….You’re shameless liars -Gov’s aide
From Emmanuel uzor, Abakaliki
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Ebonyi State chapter, yesterday came down hard on the embattled Supreme Court Judge, Justice Nwali Ngwuta and Governor David Umahi for what they termed efforts to tarnish the image of the leader of the party in the state.
This was coming even as the party called on Governor Umahi to resign following what it called massive fraud and corruption going on in the state under his watch.
The state government, through the Senior Technical Assistant to the governor on Media, Chief Chris GNG Ngwuta, described the party as a bunch of shameless liars whose stock in trade is to insult elders and leaders in authority.
Rising from their extraordinary meeting at the party’s Secretariat, Abakaliki, the party, through the Acting State Chairman, Pastor Eze Nwachukwu accused the governor of allegedly scheming out various sections of the state to pave way for his family to run the affairs of the state.
He described the statement credited to the embattled Supreme Court Judge as a plot to “cover his evil deeds and crime,” allegedly committed in connivance with some stakeholders in the state to give perverse justice in exchange for money.
Meanwhile, the governor’s aide, Chief Ngwuta called on the party leadership in the state to first put their house in order before raising any allegation against the hard working Governor Umahi.
He said the developmental strides of the governor had traversed all parts of the state, adding that the present administration, like never before was developing all sectors of the state simultaneously with the megre resources.
defraud people by asking them to pay some amount of money for jobs and contracts through a certain bank account that they will provide,” the PPRO said.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and members of the House of Representatives Committee on Power have called for co-operation among stakeholders in the power sector and communities hosting NIPP facilities in the country to ensure success in the execution of projects in that sector.
Governor Ugwuanyi who hosted members of the Federal House Committee at the Government House, Enugu had shortly before their arrival inaugurated a 12-man committee to handle the issue of the stalled execution of the New Haven to Nsukka NIPP project in the state which has been a source of worry to the state government.
Former minister of information, Chief Nnia Nwodo heads the state committee while former minister of power, Prof. Barth Nnaji is among the professionals and high profile personalities that make up the committee.
During the courtesy call at the Government House, Chairman of the House Committee, Dan Asuquo and the governor underscored the need to clear all hurdles that would militate against the smooth delivery of projects being executed by the Transition Company of Nigeria whose Managing Director, Onyeka Uwa, an engineer, was also in the delegation.
Addressing the lawmakers and other members of the delegation who were in Enugu for a public forum on the operations of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, Governor Ugwuanyi commended the Federal Government for the current noticeable improvement in electricity power supply in parts of the country.
On the conduct of public forum on issues of billing, metering and various bottlenecks arising from dealing with host communities, the governor stated that the exercise, which is part of their oversight function, was fundamental in achieving enhanced power supply and the expected spiral effect of improved standard of living for the citizenry.
er supply: “Our struggle as a nation to achieve regular and dependable power supply has been long aborted and I must however, commend the Federal Government, the National Assembly and of course, the power companies for the noticeable improvement that has been recently observed in the sector.”