Against the backdrop of letter emanating last week from the office of Imo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr Dan Ogu announcing Government directive for the dissolution of the Board and Management of Heartland FC OF Owerri, Mr. Solomon Onu has enjoined the general public to ignore the alleged dissolution as emanating from the Commissioner’s imagination saying that Governor Hope Uzodimma has earlier directed that the status quo remain.
Onu who is the Club’s Director of Media and Communication disclosed this in a press statement he issued and signed dated 5th August,2020 and made available to media men in Owerri.
According to him ” management wish to inform the general public and our darling fans that the board and management of our Club is intact. The number one citizen of our great State Sen Hope Uzodinma in his magnanimity had directed on 25th day of February 2020 that the Status Quo should remain and since then till date, His Excellency have not given a counter directive.
The powers to set up or dissolution of Boards resides with the Governor.The Commissioner did not do due diligence and fact finding, thus his actions /purported dissolution was an absolute nullity” he informed.
He alleged that the Accountant of the club Mr Emmanuel Oparanozie who came in after Covid 19 struck has been a cog in the wheel of progress of the club by orchestrating crisis.
According to him “the accountant has been involved in clandestine activities aimed at ripping the club off in connivance with some greedy elements who are hell bent on causing chaos.
We can also confirm that the accountant raised a payment voucher to the tune of ten million naira to his benefactors without the knowledge of the management .
The accountant was the brain behind the purported dissolution as he was the one who wrote to the commissioner asking him to dissolve the board in a desperate bid to do the bidding of his pay masters” he said.