By Dennis Agbo
ENUGU— A former member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Eddie Mbadiwe, has accused state governors of committing impunity with local government funds.
Mbadiwe, who represented Ideato North and South Federal Constituency of Imo State in the House of Representatives on the platform of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, accused governors of pouncing on funds meant for local governments with impunity and stalling development at the grassroots.
Describing the Governors’ Forum as a dangerous body not provided for in the constitution of Nigeria, the APGA chieftain said the governors use the forum to perpetrate odditities, adding that growth at the rural communities in the country would remain at zero level with the forum.
Mbadiwe who spoke at the golden jubilee wedding anniversary of the Chief Medical Director of Memfys International Hospital for Neurosurgery, Enugu, Prof. Sam Ohaegbulam said: “These are the kind of instruments the governors lean on for protection and intimidate the people.
“How do you expect the local government chairmen to embark on projects that would touch on the lives of their people when their allocations are seized and they only receive peanuts. Our people must rise and speak out against this wicked act”.
He called for the scrapping of the Governors Forum, saying “our governors are just greedy.”