The attention of the Imo State Government has been drawn to gross inaccuracies and outright lies by some section of the media about recent events as it concerns the on-going investigation of corruption leveled against the Deputy Governor Sir Jude Agbaso by a Lebanese contractor J-Pros.
I wish to state that contrary to reports in the media, the Deputy Governor continues to carry out the responsibilities of his office and in fact joined Gov. Okorocha on inspection of projects around the state on Friday, when speculations were rife that he has been impeached or that his office has been sealed off.
These deliberate attempts by some paid agents masquerading as media practitioners speaks volumes of the level of desperation of some forces to over heat the polity and drag Gov. Okorocha into what is essentially an attempt by the IMHA to determine the veracity of an allegation made against a senior government official in line with Gov. Okorocha’s agenda of zero tolerance for corruption. In fact, at the invitation of Sir Agbaso, Gov. Okorocha has severally postponed his planned trip to wade into the matter with a view of finding out the truth through a process that is fair, lawful and constitutional.
It is therefore mischievous and unprofessional for some section of the media to accuse Gov. Okorocha of being behind the travails of the Deputy Governor. Its is a known fact that Gov. Okorocha lacks the powers to interfere in the constitutional duties of the IMHA, and should not be linked to the on-going investigation. Gov. Okorocha’s interest remains to ensure Sir Agbaso gets the opportunity to prove his innocence . This is consistent with the zero tolerance policy on corruption of the Rescue Mission administration.
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