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Court blocks Soludo from accessing LG allocation from federation account

Orders EFCC to probe the use of LG allocation; bars Accountant General and Minister of Finance from releasing the local govt allocation to Anambra state govt

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The High Court of the federal Capital Territory (FCT) sitting at Abuja has issued a restraining order stopping the federal government from releasing the federal allocation belonging to the 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Anambra State. 

The judgement followed a suit filed by Barrister Chukwuebuka Mmeni.

Barrister Chukwuebuka Mmeni has approached the court, asking it to stop the federal government from releasing local allocation from the federal account to Prof Soludo. 

The court ordered that all the FAAC allocation to the 21 LGAs of the state should be paid into an interest-yielding account to be opened by the Registrar of the court pending the determination of the suit. 

The court also ordered EFCC to probe Soludo’s administration and investigate how he used the local govt allocation from March 2022 to date. 

The matter was adjourned to May 28th for hearing. 

See a copy of the court judgement obtained from the stables of AIF Media below:

 

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Reacting to the setting aside the constitution by Soludo, a concerned resident, Mr. Eneh Victor Chigozie wrote:

“Since Prof Soludo suspended the constitution of the country and began to operate a strange one in the conduct of local govt election in the state, a lot has been going on. 

“He has introduced crisis amongst the APGA stakeholders in all the 21 local govt areas of the state. 

“As I write, the situation in Idemili North LGA needs urgent intervention by the EFCC.

“Some senior officials of the APGA govt moved in huge amount of money to buy over the election process of picking the 3 candidates who would be forwarded to the governor for appointment as TC chairman of the local council area.”

He quoted one of the officials of ruling party in the state as saying that they were was sharing 100,000 Naira to each of the stakeholders and compelling them to vote for his preferred candidate. 

“Other leaders of APGA from the council area were said to be sharing 50,000 naira and 20,000 naira respectively to woo the stakeholders and force them to vote for their preferred choice. 

“Some of the aspirants are stranded as they do not have money to share to be nominated for the appointment as TC chairman of Idemili north LGA. 

“The selection or rather voting is about to commence in Idemili North but the manner the stakeholders are sharing money amidst economic hardship in the country is very unfortunate,” the source added.

Mr. Eneh noted that Governor Soludo started all these when he set aside the constitution of the country, sidelined other political parties and began to conduct LG election for only APGA members. 

He asked EFCC to beam its searchlight and find out what’s happening in Idemili North LGA where APGA is conducting its LG election and making it an option for the highest bidders. 

Recently, an APGA, Comrade Anselem Chinedu Nebeife, has condemned the leadership style of the governor of Anambra State, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo.

Comrade Nebeife made the remarks in a post he shared on his social media handle, Anselem Chinedu Nebeife, on Wednesday, May 22.

Read the details below:

Nebeife, APGA chieftain, asks ndi Anambra to vote Soludo out

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