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Ugwuanyi Rules Out Chime’s Probe

Posted: Nov 25, 2015 at 5:22 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
By Emmanuel Nzomiwu, Enugu
Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Wednesday stated that he was not probing the administration of his predecessor, Mr. Sullivan Chime.
Ugwuanyi made this clarification, following media reports that he had commenced a probe of his predecessor.
According to a press statement by Governor Ugwuanyi’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Uwakwe Abugu, the headline of the  news report—“Enugu Governor Begins Probe Of Predecessor, Godfather ”- as published by the African Examiner today is, to say the least, a huge deception of the mass- reader.
Abugu further described the report as a deliberate attempt to create and stoke the embers of a non-existent rift among political leaders in Enugu state which currently enjoys visible peace, harmony and progressive actions midwifed by the administration of the state governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
The statement reads further: “It is an embarrassing distortion of journalistic story-telling   for the headline of the said news report to scream an alleged probe of the former governor of the state by the incumbent governor when the body of the story contains nothing about any action of the governor in that regard but purely legislative oversight functions of the Enugu state House of Assembly.
“Any discerning mind which goes through the report would naturally ask, “whither the role or hand of the state governor in the actions of the state assembly which decided to look into executions of some contracts in the state?”
“At the moment, Governor Ugwuanyi  is  engrossed in several  salvage actions of his administration aimed at raising the bar of performance in all spheres of governance.  His is an administration embedded in  momentous actions  involving flag-off of development projects, continuous engagements  with  various stakeholder groups, business groups with a view to ensuring that no stone is left unturned in the drive to achieve all aspects of the four-point agenda of the government” Abugu said.
He said the governor being a true democrat, and having served his people for a decade and two years as a dependable National Assembly member, would not use his present office to meddle in the affairs of the legislative arm of government in Enugu state.
Abugu maintained that the state assembly goes about its constitutional duties without any form of encumbrance by the executive arm and therefore, it was grossly unfair for the said medium to skew its interpretation of the constitutional function of the state assembly  to mean that Governor Ugwuanyi , in its own words,   “ Begins Probe of Predecessor, Godfather”.
Abugu explained that the general atmosphere of cordiality in Enugu”s political environment since the governor assumed office on May 29 was a direct result of his personal and official efforts to galvanize all leaders of the state into working for the general well-being of the people because he believes, and it is truly so, that his desired development for the state could only be achieved in an atmosphere of peace and harmony among the critical stakeholders.