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Enugu council chairman denies corruption allegation

By Odita Sunday
07 December 2022   |   4:13 am
The Executive Chairman of Nsukka Council, Enugu State, Walter Ozioko, has described his alleged return of N100 million Paris Club Funds to the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, as lies against him by political enemies.

Walter Ozioko

The Executive Chairman of Nsukka Council, Enugu State, Walter Ozioko, has described his alleged return of N100 million Paris Club Funds to the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, as lies against him by political enemies.

Ozioko stated, in a statement, that the allegation was an attempt by enemies to undermine his performance in Nsukka Council, tarnish his image, and score cheap political points. 

He said: “My attention has been drawn to a fake publication by mischief makers falsely claiming that I returned N100 million, being part of an imaginary Paris Club Funds, to Ugwuanyi.

“These mischief makers, having seen no angle to attack me, have resorted to cheap, fictitious and unverifiable lies against the governor and me, and are changing the narratives of this administration on all fronts.

“These agents of devil have chosen to toe the part of dishonour, telling lies that could only have come from hell. 

“Hoping to key into President Muhammadu Buhari’s outburst, where he accused some governors of complicity in the misappropriation of the Paris Funds, these bootlickers resorted to denigrating Ugwuanyi and me.

“To put the records straight, may it be known that at no time did the state government or any tier of government demand that money be remitted or returned to it; neither was there a time Nsukka Council remitted or returned any amount of money to any tier of government.

“It is on record that Ugwuanyi remains one of the few governors, who, transparently, managed the Paris Fund, as well as activities, projects and interventions of the Ozioko in the council, despite limited resources available to him.”

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