Emohua Local Government Chairman, Dr Chidi Lloyd says he is not unaware of the fact that the beneficiaries of the irregularities in the nominal roll of the Local Government Council are displeased with his administration’s determination to end the criminal activities in the system.
The council chairman said most of those who are doing everything to discredit his administration are people who have been benefiting from the council treasury without due process of employment and conversion by Rivers State Local Government Service Commission but were surreptitiously added to the council payroll.
Addressing LGA and Ward officers of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Emohua LGA at the Party Secretariat in Rumuji on Wednesday, Dr Lloyd reiterated that his administration will not fall for the cheap blackmail and insult from those who have over the years hindered development in the Local Government Area with their selfish interests and corrupt practices in the Local Government Council.
He said he came into office to change the narrative and not to patronise criminal activities in the system in order to be in the good books of any person or group of persons.
According to him: ” When people heard that I was contesting for the chairmanship position they said I was bigger than the office of a Local Government Chairman and to prove that I am actually bigger than the office I have to change the narrative and that can only be possible if we start by righting the wrongs in the system.
“We are not going to be distracted by cheap blackmail and insult, we know that the beneficiaries of the corruption in the system will never be happy and will do everything to fight back but we must do the right thing to reposition our Local Government Area.
“We are determined to block every hole used to steal our common wealth meant for the development of our Local Government Area.
“Previous administrations may have tolerated and overlooked the rot in the systems but our administration can not allow the stealing to continue.
“It is better that they are not happy with me because I am fighting the corruption in the system than for anybody to love me for patronising and participating in corruption against the development of our Local Government Area.
” We are here to work and let our work speak for us.” Dr Lloyd declared.
Bright Jossy Elendu
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