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.