Following a media report that a Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia, the Abia State Capital has granted an order for his invitation, investigation and prosecution by Code of Conduct Bureau for allegedly failing to declare his assets upon resumption in office, the Chairman Isialangwa North local government Hon. Ginger Onwusibe has said that there is no such order granted by any court against him, describing the report as false.
In a chat with Abia Breaking News on Monday, the Chairman who is also the PDP candidate for Isialangwa North state constituency in the 2019 election insisted that he did his assets declaration as required by the law before taking over as the Isialangwa North local government chairman. “All I know is that I declared my assets. I did my assets declaration and swore to an affidavit at the Federal High Court. It’s the same judge that’s there now that was there when I did” he said.
Hon. Onwusibe who attributed the legal battle against him to people who are aggrieved with his Abia Assembly candidature on the platform of PDP described it as a distraction. “The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Christopher Enweremadu and others are opposed to my candidature but upon all the things they did, I won at last. Out of 128 delegates, I had 103 votes, the person they brought out had 21. So they’re just looking for a way to distract me.
“First of all, the person that went to court is non-existent. The one Ikechi they’re putting there is not in existence” he alleged.
Hon. Onwusibe who maintained his innocence faulted a letter being brandished by his detractors, purportedly written by a certain woman whom he accused of infractions and bribery.
“If I defaulted, why should they write to the governor? Why didn’t they write to me whom they said defaulted? Is the governor my boss?” he queried.
Moving on, he said “I’m heading a tier of government just like the governor is heading a tier of government. They should have written to me. If you look at the letter, there is nowhere it shows that the governor received it. I have also confronted the governor with that letter and the governor said he never saw any letter like that”.
He also accused the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs of making a lot of money in his ministry, adding that he doesn’t know what to do with it, as such throwing it around.
He expressed readiness to be present in court in the case coming up later this month and vowed that the legal battle will not stop him from running his election. “That cannot stop me from running my election. I’m qualified to run my election. I have been recognized by INEC and the party. I don’t want any distraction. I want to face my campaign which is commencing soon. These things they’re doing, they think it’ll distract me but I cannot be distracted” he said.
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