A chairmanship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Ika North East Local Government Area. Hon. Chief Friday Eluro has debunked allegation levelled against him that he was using the Jaguar car given to him by Mr. Christian Okpambor to dispossess people of their land.
Hon Eluro who was also accused of casting aspersion on a political leader in Ika North East, Chief Humphrey Iwerebor said that at no did he insult the acclaimed political leader who is popularly known as the Ogidi of Africa.
Fielding questions from Ika Weekly, earlier in the week, while reacting to newspaper publications, the chairmanship aspirant who said that all through this adult life, he has been involved in community work and development wondered how he could have dispossess people of their land because he was riding a Jaguar car. He noted that the 3 times he had represented his community of Owanta at the council, he had used his position to positively on affect the lives of his people.
Hon. Eluro who said he was taken aback by the accusation and publication said he was waiting for those who accuse him of selling people’s land to bring forward one individual he has sold his land before and during the time he was making use of the Jaguar.
He also emphatically denied ever insulting the person of chief Iwerebor, arguing that he has no reason to insult the elder statesmen. He however, stated that the reason the car was taken from him and the accusation being levelled against him was because of his interest to run for the chairmanship seat in Ika North Local Government council, which he said was opened to all the people of the LGA.who are eligible.
Hon. Eluro used the opportunity of the interview to commend the Secretary to the State Government Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for his exemplary leadership, saying he is a pride to Ika nation. He also commended the IKa North East PDP Chairman, Chief Godwin Ogadi praising him for plotting the affairs of the party creditably well. He said he remained royal to the PDP structure in the LGA and to the leaders in the area.