The member representing Oguta State Constituency in the IMO State House of Assembly ,Barr Frank Ugboma has taken a swipe on the speaker, RT Hon Dr Chiji Collins, describing his latest diatribes against the erstwhile governor of IMO state, RT. Hon Emeka Ihedioha as unguarded, reckless and cheap.
He explained that no responsible political leader with conscience will descend from his elevated and revered position as speaker to launch unwarranted and unprovoked attacks on a man who demonstrated parallel patriotism and selflessness in serving and developing his people.
According to a release signed by the Ugboma which copy was made available to WEEKEND NIGERIA WATCHDOG, the speaker’s scathing remarks which as published in Thursday, September 10,2020 is unfortunate.He regretted that the speaker has abandoned his job as lawmaker to serve as Governor Uzodinma’s attack dog.
He maintained that it is appalling to think that Chiji Collins will rubbish his exalted office by telling lies against RT. Hon Emeka Ihedioha’s benevolence and magnanimity.
He insisted that the vehicles donated to members of IMO State house of Assembly by Ihedioha were not refurbished.The release reads in part,”my attention has been drawn to a publication of Horn newspaper of Thursday, September 10.2020,wherein a statement was credited to the Speaker of IMO State House of Assembly captioned,”Ihedioha gave us refurbished vehicles”.
I doubt and refuse to believe that the speaker, IMO State House of Assembly, Mr Chiji Collins, Ph.D,actually made such statement as credited to him but if he did, I say that it’s most unfortunate, appalling and embarrassing to the entire 9th house because that statement is false, lame, shallow, hollow and a malicious attempt to malign the good name and intentions of RT. Hon Emeka Ihedioha.
“May I therefore inform the general public that the official vehicles under reference are 2019 brand new Prado jeeps given to the House members in the year 2019. One wonders how imaginable a 2019 model Prado jeep could be refurbished in the same 2019.To achieve what? As the Deputy Minority Leader and a beneficiary of same largesse, am willing and ready to make mine available for public inspection. The speaker, Mr chiji Collins ,Ph.D is also free to elect to do so.
I say again, that at the inception of the 9th House, the Speaker Chiji Collins PhD was given brand new Toyota Land Cruiser, Brand new Toyota Prado Jeep and Toyota Hilux. And this was less than 1 week after the inuguration of the Imo State House of Assembly.
It is baffling that one who crossed over from APGA to PDP was given all this items leaving other members of the House without any official vehicles for over 5 months by the same Ihedioha that Mr Chiji Collins has elected to maliciously persecute.
Finally, we must at all times be conscious of what we say or do against our fellow beings irrespective of our political affiliation or boothlicking, particularly where facts speak itself. Mr Chiji Collins, PhD should please continue to enjoy his new found love and leave ihedioha alone”, he concluded.