The special assistance on media to the chairman of Aniocha North local government area, Comrade Anazia Matthew, has condemned orchestrated report on the purported inauguration of the legislative arm of the council area.
Comrade Anazia said that the executive chairman of the council, Hon. Chuks Oseme, never proclaimed any letter dated 15th January, 2018 neither did he direct deputy clerk of the house to read or preside over the inauguration as it was reported in the Pointer Newspaper and one of the online portal using his name for the inauguration.
According the report: “The Inauguration of the local legislative arm was sequel to the proclamation for the inauguration by the executive chairman of the local government, Hon. Chuks Oseme, through a proclamation letter dated January 15th, 2018 and read by the Deputy Clerk of the Aniocha North Legislative Arm, Mr. Michael Monye, who presided over the ceremony.”
The media assistance who described the story as untrue, mischievous and capable of misleading the people of Aniocha North, urged the people of the council to discard and disregard as it is capable of destroying the local government.
He said: “The chairman of the council, Hon. Chuks Oseme, was not aware of any inauguration of the councillors and never directed anybody to represent him, saying that the purported inauguration was null and void and unconstitutional.
“Hon. Oseme is a law abiding citizen of Aniocha North and respecter of law whose council’s interest is his priority. Oseme has said over and over again that his personal interest will not override the interest of the people of Aniocha North, therefore, he urged people to drop their personal interest and consider public’s interest for the development of the area.
Meanwhile, the council chairman, on Wednesday 17 January, 2018 swore in 14 councillors as the council law demanded.