Imo publishers disown purported award to Leo, Stam Eke
– cautions politicians not to use INPA to clean up their mess
The Independent Newspapers Publishers Association of Imo State under the leadership of Elder Lambert Ojukwu has disowned a recent Award alleged to have been given to a prominent Imo citizen Chief Leo Stam Eke and also dissociates itself from event and circumstance leading to such an “Award as INPA MAN OF THE YEAR” by an unknown group of nonexistent group of renegades and quasi publishers with the aim of extorting money from the unsuspecting award recipient.
In a statement issued in Owerri, the INPA executive described the purported award as spurious, nonsensical and outighly questionable as the award was a ploy by some dissidents to extort money from Chief Leo Stam Ekeh the Chief Executive of Zinox Computers.
The association said that in as much as it is not opposed to any group giving award to anybody but warned that the name of Independent Newspaper Association cannot be tarnished by infiltrators on non members of the association to perpetuate such illegal act claiming that this a classical case of impersonation and their lawyer have been briefed for possible lead action.
The associating which parades itself as reputable organization declared that it is not been in business of giving awards to individuals or groups and that it was appalling that Chief Ekeh allowed himself to be deceived into receiving such an illegal award by a group of expelled members who cobbled themselves to embark on such outrageous illegal exercise. They therefore reiterated their call on the public to discountenance such award from some persons whose slock in trade is to extort money from unsuspecting, member of the public.