Iheanacho, Imo APGA governorship candidate seeks removal of immunity clause
FORMER Interior Minister and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), governorship standard bearer in Imo State, has advocated for a complete removal of immunity clause in the Nigerian constitution.
Iheanacho who was accompanied by his running mate, Ike Ibe, spoke at an interactive session with journalists in Owerri on Monday, stressed that it’s removal would guarantee transparency, accountability and good governance in the nation’s polity.
The governorship candidate said: “We need to remove immunity clause for good governance, accountability and transparency to thrive.”
According to him, “If the president or governor or elected officer realises that he would not be let off if he commits any fraud or commits crime, he or she will have no option than to do the right thing at all times.”
Speaking on other issues, Iheanacho faulted the deductions and diversion of local council funds in the 27 councils of Imo State by the current administration controlled by the All Progressives Congress (APC), disclosing that it amounted to misappropriation of funds.
While decrying destruction of billboards of candidates of various political parties by some unknown persons, Iheanacho called for the domestication of the Freedom of Information Act at all levels in the states.
He promised Imo people that all homes would have potable water among other basic amenities, if elected the governor of Imo State in April 11 polls.
Also speaking, his running mate, Ibe, promised that Imo people would enjoy to the fullest all dividends of Democracy if APGA wins the election.
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