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Imo economy comatose —Traditional Ruler

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By Chidi Nkwopara

OWERRI—The chairman of Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, has accused Governor Rochas Okorocha of building a palatial estate for himself, while the state economy was in shambles.

Eze Ilomuanya also said the governor was now running the affairs of Imo State government from his estate, instead of Government House.

He said: “The pensioners are paid with dud cheques. Our local governments have been paralyzed and their allocations diverted.

“The judiciary, civil service and Imo economy is comatose, while people are dying daily of hunger. In fact, I weep for Imo State. We are finished.”

Eze Ilomuanya, who doubles as the Chairman, South East Council of Traditional Rulers, recalled that he had earlier advised Governor Okorocha against abuse of power since it could back fire, adding that he had forgiven the governor for the unjustifiable war he waged against him as God will always vindicate the just.

On the readiness of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the 2015 general election, Eze Ilomuanya applauded the shift in the time table, pointing out that it will afford the electoral umpire enough room to consolidate on its preparedness for the election.

He argued that: “If the elections had not been postponed, there would have been crisis across Nigeria due to non-collection of PVCs, improper training of personnel for the election, insecurity and absence of free and fair electoral process.”


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