By; VICTOR DURUAMAKU, Owerri
The chairman of the May 29, 2019 governorship inauguration planning
and handover committee in Imo state Chief Chris Okewulonu has raised
the alarm over the alleged deliberate attempts by some hirelings to
blackmail the in-coming governor with baseless and spurious
Chief Chris Okewulonu, who briefed newsmen in Owerri, Saturday, on
programmes slated for the inauguration dismissed as grossly erroneous
and misleading, recent media reports that the out-going governor
Rochas Okorocha administration released the sum of N150 million to
facilitate the inauguration planning exercise of the governor elect.
“Let me restate for emphasis that no such money was ever released to
the committee or to anybody who is part of the in-coming government of
Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha”.
Insisting that the committee had not received any form of assistance
whatsoever from the out-going government in the state, Okewulonu, a
former secretary to the state government and ex-member of the State
House of Assembly is piqued at futile attempts by some individuals to
take underserved glory for the wonderful achievements the in-coming
governor had recorded ever before assumption of office.
“While it or not our intention to join issues with the out-going
governor, we still consider it imperative to put the records straight
for record purposes.
It should be known that we are committed to organizing a befitting
inauguration ceremony in line with our mandate”.
According to him, the inauguration events would begin on Sunday
26th, with an inter-denominational church service at the grasshoppers
International Handball Stadium Owerri, by 12noon, to be followed by
Art Exhibition, tomorrow (27th) by 11am and a Novelty Football Match
by 4pm at the Dan Anyiam stadium, Owerri.
He added that on Tuesday, an inauguration lecture and a mega youth
concert would take place at the Grasshoppers International Handball