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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State has come down hard on the 13 local government areas chairmen in the state for celebrating ‘one year’ in office, insisting that there was nothing to celebrate.
The main opposition party claimed that none of the local council leaders had completed any concrete projects in their districts to account for the sizable monthly allocation they receive from the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee.
The PDP Publicity Secretary, Chika Nwoba, stated this during a meeting with journalists in Abakaliki, on Friday, adding that the local government chairmen were yet to challenge him on the N2 billion ecological fund allegedly diverted to bribe judges at the Ebonyi Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja.
He maintained that the council chairmen will soon give account to Ebonyi citizens on what they did with their monies.
He said, “Don’t mind the said LG chairmen in Ebonyi State. They know they are unconstitutionally occupying the position they are not supposed to occupy, in the first place. Ebonyi people are watching them and soonest they will give account of what they claim they did with the citizens’ monies.
“They are merely occupying the position against the law and soonest, they will vomit the people’s monies.”
He added, ‘What are they celebrating? What do they have to show to Ebonyians with the huge monthly allocation they have so far received? We are not cherishing them. We are not bothered about their wealths, because it’s the people’s patrimony. Soonest they will vomit it. I was thinking by now, they will show some shame and accept the fact they were sacked by the court.
‘I’m also still waiting for them to debunk and challenge me on the N2 billion ecological fund across the 13 local government areas, they diverted.
‘They pooled this amount together to bribe judges at the Ebonyi State Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja thinking with that they will save their Oga, the governor. But they won’t succeed. We are watching them.