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Imo State Governor, Chief Achike Udenwa, has predicted the imminent fall of controversial Senator, Chief Arthur Nzeribek, from his exalted position into political abyss. Speaking to journalists at the Government Lodge, Owerri, Gov. Udenwa said that Sen. Nzeribe "has come to the end of it all".
Imo State Governor, Chief Achike Udenwa, has predicted the imminent fall of controversial Senator, Chief Arthur Nzeribek, from his exalted position into political abyss.
Speaking to journalists at the Government Lodge, Owerri, Gov. Udenwa said that Sen. Nzeribe "has come to the end of it all." According to the governor, Nzeribe cannot continue to take the same people he represent for granted.
"He has come to the end of it all, and cannot continue like this," the governor, who traced the genesis of his problems with Nzeribe to the issue of state creation emphasised.
While explaining that Sen. Nzeribe was part and parcel of his own constituency demanding for a state Udenwa said: " As that process was going on, he now went behind to carve out another area for himself to challenge the one that his constituency, including himself, had earlier demanded."
Gov.Udenwa pointed out that the people resisted him, insisting that he could no longer take them for granted.
On the arrest of the 23 LGA Chairmen in the State, Udenwa said that the same Nzeribe wrote a petition to the senate, claiming that monies belonging to the 774 local govermnent areas were being misappropriated by state governments, using Imo State as example.
"I don’t see anything strange about it. Anybody can petition EFCC on any issue and what the EFCC need do is to investigate or get whoever made such allegations to substantiate it."
However, he pointed out that with Nzeribe’s track record, nobody would be shocked or surprised at his ploy to incriminate local government chairmen in Imo state
Meanwhile, Nzeribe received the shock of his life at the Igbo Political Summit in Owerri as he was booed out of the Sam Mbakwe Conference Hall of the Imo Concorde Hotel, venue of the summit, for his alleged ignoble roles during the third term saga, while the President of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Prof. Joe Irukwu, was not allowed to deliver his prepared speech. Even the intervention of Gov. Udenwa, did not save the situation for him.
Former Senate President, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim, had to hurriedly called a press conference where he made excuses for the third termers, arguing that the matter was now behind Nigerians. He pleaded that they (pro third termers) should be allowed the opportunity to contribute their own quota to the Igbo cause.
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