The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State has demanded for the instant arrest and prosecution of the All Progressives Congress, APC, senatorial candidate for Imo East, Mr. Alex Mbata.
The party stated this is to ascertain his role in the alleged non-execution of the initiatives funded beneath his watch as Pro-Chancellor of the Imo State University, Owerri.
PDP, whilst alleging that APC candidate used to be indicted by means of White Paper on Imo State University, IMSU, stated it’s alarmed at the determined tries via the APC Senatorial Candidate for Imo East, Mr. Alex Mbata, to distort archives and bend records in order to disguise his questionable past.
The opposition party referred to this in a launch signed via Collins Opurozor, Publicity Secretary of Imo State PDP made handy to DAILY POST in Owerri,Imo State.
The party stated these who should be added to book over their alleged filthy roles in the crumple of that citadel of learning have now been embellished with APC tickets via Uzodinma, and they are now fouling up the media areas to hoodwink the masses.
“As far as Imo PDP is concerned, what Uzodinma intends to gain via the morbid and sinful senatorial ticket, which he single-handedly exceeded over to Mr. Mbata, is to institutionalize corruption in Imo State, whilst decreasing the Nigerian Senate to a sanctuary of fraudsters.
“It is pertinent to remind Imo people that, in preserving with the vision of the PDP to construct an educational sturdy Imo State, one of the earliest observations which our rebuild Imo Administration made upon assumption of office used to be the pedagogical and infrastructural inadequacies of Imo State University, Owerri.
“In view of that, the PDP Government set up a Visitation Panel to expose the troubles that had hampered that institution. Mr. Mbata was once Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council of IMSU and was once appointed by means of the APC regime in 2014. The Visitation Panel, which used to be headed via Venerable (Prof.) Chinedu Nebo, investigated the problems between 2012 and 2019.
“The Panel’s Whitepaper, in paragraph 5.1 entitled ‘Abandoned Building Contracts’, indicted Chief Alex Mbata who motives exceptional acknowledged to them as Chairman of Council, replaced 3-d Consultant with Mayfair Projects Ltd, opposite to laid down tactics by TETFUND.”
“Imo PDP therefore needs immediate arrest and prosecution of Mr. Mbata so as to ascertain his function in the non-execution of the projects funded below his watch as Pro-Chancellor and which advisor he was indicted to have unduly replaced.
“For Imo PDP, this rely touches on the very ethical fibre of our society, and it is an trouble which imperils the future of Imo youngsters who today at IMSU are subjected to the most depressing stipulations because of the dearth of simple health and educational infrastructure. ”
In his reaction, the Imo East Senatorial candidate stated he was once in no way indicted with the aid of White Paper on Imo State University, IMSU, accusing the opposition and a failed APC Owerri quarter senatorial aspirant of sponsoring falsehoods on his character in the media.
Mbata, in a declaration signed via his Media Adviser, Innocent Onyeukwu, stated that he used to be never indicted by the IMSU Whitepaper report, insisting that the Visitation Panel to IMSU, in no way confronted him with any petitions, allegations or questions when he used to be invited in March 2020, to provide account of his stewardship when he was once pro-Chancellor of the University.
According to Mbata,”IMSU White Paper is a public document, the familiar public and the media should study the report and now not rely on the false narratives spewed by a unique media house.”