-Cautioned Against  Using Press Misinform Public

A group known as Imo Voice for Good Leadership has cautioned politicians and political office seekers to desist from using the media as a tool for seeking appointment or reappointment in Governor Hope Uzodinma’s new cabinet.

The President of the group, Comrade Innocent Onyemaobi who stated this during a World Press Conference he addressed, recently, expressed dismay at the rate politicians, especially those of the All Progressive Congress APC, have resorted to using the media to launder their image despite their baggages of failure, corruption, ineptitude, alleged criminal antecedents and disposition.

This he said, must be checked because it amounts to deceiving, hoodwinking and endangering the lives of Imo citizens who, as victims of failed governance will be at the receiving end of the manipulative antics of these discredited politicians if they are eventually given appointment on the basis of wrong judgment and assessment.

“It is on record that most of these politicians seeking appointment are the same people who failed in their previous assignments, while other exhibited unprecedented level of dishonesty, corruption and gluttonous acquisition tendency”.

“We are therefore of the opinion that any person who intends to be the Chief of Staff, Secretary to the Government of Imo State (SGI) or even Commissioner among others, should publish his or her profile for scrutiny.

The group also stated that no government worth its onion chooses prospective political appointees based on the reports or publications made by mercenaries and hatchet jobbers masquerading as media practitioners.

They urged the Governor to be extremely careful in choosing members of his new cabinet to avoid including the likes of Noble Atulegwu and Lady Love Ineh, his former Commissioner for Lands and Urban Development and Housing respectively, who engaged in massive and unprecedented land racketeering that ridiculed and dented the image of his administration.

“Governor Hope Uzodinma should avoid the mistake he made in his first tenure by appointing people of questionable character and antecedents into position of authority and responsibility which they used against Imo people whose interest they were supposed to protect. On the other hand, the press should also look inwards and thoroughly assess and investigate the motives of some of these politicians whose images they launder”.