A South-East group, Igbo National Council (INC), has called on Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano to immediately resign his position.
The group asked the Anambra House of Assembly to impeach the governor, should he fail to, on his own, resign before October 23, 2019.
INC stated this in response to the fuel tanker fire explosion in Ochanja market, Onitsha, on Wednesday, which left many people dead and property destroyed.
In a statement on Friday, signed by its president, Chilos Godsent and the publicity secretary, Victor Bienie Emenike, the group accused the governor of arbitrary negligence and gross ineptitude, which it said, had caused the Igbo race “a monumental, colossal and irreparable human, political and economic damage”.
“Investigation revealed that the inferno was, as a result of bad spots at upper-Iweka along Onitsha – Owerri road which caused a petrol tanker carrying fuel (PMS) to fall, resulting to outburst of fire that destroyed the entire livelihood of over two hundred thousand Nigerians.
“We note that the said bad spots at upper – Iweka along Onitsha – Owerri road cannot cause Anambra State government more than two million to repair.
“We call on the Anambra State House of Assembly to commence an impeachment process against Gov. Willie Obiano if he fails to voluntarily resign before October 23rd, 2019.
“The INC also call on the Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command to immediately arrest and prosecute the Anambra State Commissioner for Works – Engr. Marcel Ejiofor and Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment – Mr. Don Adinuba respectively for willful violation of their oath of office, lies, negligence and ineptitude in the discharge of their duties as Commissioners.
“The Igbo National Council (INC) join all well-meaning Nigerians to commiserate the victims of the Ochanja – Onitsha fire outbreak that resulted to the loss of over five lives including a woman and her child, destruction of over forty residential houses and over five thousand (5000) shops worth over two hundred billion Naira in less than four hours”.
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