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Ihedioha Asks Court To Probe Imo Assembly Over Alleged Missing N19.63bn

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The immediate past governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has filed a suit to stop the Imo State House of Assembly from investigating him over allegations of missing funds.

He filed the suit at the State High Court sitting in Owerri, the state capital.

In his prayers, the former governor sought a perpetual injunction restraining the lawmakers from probing him over the sum of N19.63 billion said to be missing from the Local Government account during his seven-month tenure.

Ihedioha, through an originating summon, also urged the court to grant him a perpetual injunction restraining the Imo State House of Assembly from inviting him and questioning him about the alleged missing fund.

Listed as defendants in the suit are the Imo State House of Assembly, the Speaker, and the Clerk of the House of Assembly.

The former governor filed the suit weeks after the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, announced that the sum of N19.63 billion was missing from the Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) of the 27 Local Governments Areas of the state.

Governor Uzodinma had alleged that the money got missing under the watch of the immediate past administration led by Ihedioha.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo had, however, described the allegation by the governor as mischievous and a deliberate scheme of his administration to loot the resources of the state.

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Incumbency factor won’t work for Akeredolu, says Ondo PDP governorship aspirant

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A governorship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Tony Erewa, has said that the “incumbency factor” will not work for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the October 10, 2020 governorship election in Ondo State.

Erewa, who spoke with journalists in Abuja yesterday shortly after obtaining his nomination documents, said the coming election would be fought on the basis of our party’ manifesto, rather than incumbency.

He said: “I believe this time around, PDP is going to win the election. We will put everything in place and put all hands on deck. We will move to every nook and cranny in the state to sell our manifesto to the electorate. I believe they will vote for us and the PDP will win the forthcoming election in Ondo State.

“I know we are an opposition party but I have what it takes to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) and give our people better lives.

“The people of Ondo State know my profile and they know the stuff I am made of. I am a technocrat. We are going to transform and industrialise the state, protect the state and its people. The least person on the street will feel the impact of our government”.

Erewa promised to focus on aviation, agriculture and tourism if elected, stressing that there would be less emphasis on white-collar jobs.

“We have an airport and it will interest you to know that once the airport is developed in conjunction with the relevant agencies, we are going to transform it into an international standard, making it possible for international flights to land and take off from there. This will bring a lot of international businesses in the state.

“It will also interest you to know that Ondo State has the largest coastal land (onshore) in the whole of West Africa. We will convert this into a tourist attraction. It will be a tourist destination point for Delta, Ondo, Ekiti, Kwara and other neighbouring states.

“In terms of aviation, the airport would serve Edo, Ekiti, Osun, Kogi and Kwara states. If people from these states are trooping into Akure for their international trips, we are going to do a lot of human capacity development. We are also going to look into our primary education sector as well. We will bring quality education to the doorsteps of our people,” he further said.

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Nigeria Records 328 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 11,844

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases has now reached 11, 844 as the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), announced 328 new cases on Friday.

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