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Monarch Backs Buhari On Anti-corruption War

Eze Oliver Ohanweh
Posted: May 30, 2016 at 4:56 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Anolu Vincent

Owerri – Eze Oliver Ohanweh, the Traditional Ruler of Ihim Autonomous Community, in the Isiala Mbano Council Area of Imo State, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intensify   his anti-corruption measures to salvage the nation from further degeneration.

The monarch who spoke shortly after being conferred with a merit award by the South East Editors Forum as the most  “Outstanding Traditional Ruler in Imo State for the year 2015 also urged the nation’s judiciary to align itself with the president’s crusade against corruption by exposing all those who looted the nation’s treasury and also to quicken the process of recovering the looted fund.

“The looted funds are the bane of our economy and a major setback in the provision of infrastructure and economic recovery. Nothing has destroyed the nation and her image other than corruption”.

The monarch, who is also the Chairman of Okigwe Elders Forum as well as the Grand Patron of the “Imo State Peace Advocacy Corps”, however insisted that all recovered fund should be made public and channelled into those projects for which they were originally intended for such as Energy, Health, Agriculture and Transportation.

The traditional ruler noted that the Buhari administration had within one year in office injected a result –oriented antidote to quicken the nation’s economic recovery and advised Nigerians to exercise patience with him in his efforts to move the nation forward, even as he attributed the economic pangs ravaging the nation to the global economic dislocation.

He also commended governor Rochas Okorocha for re-writing the sordid history of neglect of the state inflicted on the people by past administrations, noting that the provision of massive infrastructure in all parts of the state by the governor had vindicated him as a visionary leader.

Eze Ohanweh however, pleaded with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct the much awaited re-run election for both the Imo North (Okigwe) senatorial district and that of the Isiala Mbano state constituency to enable the people to elect their representatives in the two legislative houses in line with the ethics of democracy.