Chairman of Aniocha north local government council, Chuks Oseme, on Monday, denied the allegations leveled against him by leader of the council’s legislative arm,
In a statement by his media aide, Matthew Anazia, Oseme said the interview credited to the leader of the house was false, malicious, and a calculated attempt to tarnish the good image, integrity and impeccable character of the council chairman.
The statement reads: “The attention of the media assistance to the executive chairman of Aniocha North local government council, Chuks Oseme, has been drawn to an online publication of February 11 by a section of online media with the caption, “Leader of Aniocha North Legislative Arm Responds to Allegation Assult” and wishes to state unequivocally that the said report is false, malicious and a calculated attempt to tarnish the good image, integrity and impeccable character of Hon. Chuks Oseme.
“The chairman’s spokesman, Comrade Anazia Matthew, condemned the report, saying that Hon. Chuks Oseme never granted press interview or sponsored a story against the leader of the legislative arm as it was alleged for beating up the clerk of the legislative arm of the council.
Anazia said that Chuks Oseme was not at council when the incident happened and for one to said he was the one that spoke to the press was an attempt to destroy the council.
The media assistance to the chairman admonished the people of Aniocha North to eschew falsehood and sensational reporting against the chairman.
He said jaundiced and biased reportage had no place in journalism, adding that mischievous reports were not only inimical to the growth and development of the local government and Delta but also an embarrassment to the journalism profession.
He particularly expressed displeasure at malicious and unsubstantiated stories against chairman. “When chairman came to council after the incident, he got what happened, so he was calling the leader of house on phone to ascertained what transpired with the clerk, he (the leader) refuse to pick calls.
On the council’s Buses as it was alleged, the chairman’s spokesman said that chairman cannot join issue with the leader of the house, but for the avoided of doubt, the legislative bus was already released to them after its inauguration, while the two staff buses, at of which one was allocated to NULGE (union) and the other for the staff.
He reiterated Oseme’s commitment to bring good governance and delivering of democracy divided to the people of Aniocha North.
He called on all and sundry to join hands with the council chairman and bring their wealth of experience to move the council forward, stressing that unity can only do the area good than division which he said hinder development.
READ THE INTERVIEW GRANTED BY THE HOUSE LEADER HERE