It has come to the notice of the Imo State House of Assembly that there is a calculated plot by enemies of democracy and enemies of the Rescue Mission Agenda of the state government to cause unnecessary confusion and tension in the state through spreading of false information to members of the public. This plot is to say the least aimed at bringing conflicts, lack of trust and most importantly doubt by the esteemed Honorable Members ability in assisting the Rescue Mission Agenda of the state government to bring the people of Imo State out from the depth and valley of hopelessness to the table of genuine hope and prosperity.


One of such plots is the continued use of an Owerri based newspaper –“NIGERIAN HORN” to spread unfounded information against the Imo State House of Assembly and its Honorable Members. The recent false publication of the newspaper in their weekend edition of July 22-24, 2011 did not come to the people of the state as a surprise. The
weekend front cover edition entitled: “IMO LAWMAKERS IN LOAN JAMBOREE, AS EACH HONORABLE MEMBER GETS N40 MILLION LOAN” was meant not just to embarrass the State Assembly but also to bring bad blood between the State Government and the good people of Imo State.


The office of the Senior Special Assistant on Media therefore wishes to inform all Imo Citizens that there is no iota of truth   in the said publication. As Legislative partners in the RESCUE MISSION AGENDA, the esteemed lawmakers rather have forfeited some of their allowances in order to assist in the execution of the free education
programme of the state government. The Honorable members also sacrificed some of their entitlements in order to assist in the execution of rural development projects in all the 27 Local Government
Areas of the State.


The Imo Editors Forum (IEF) is therefore advised to seriously caution the editors of  NIGERIAN HORN NEWSPAPERS.  The newly formed Imo State NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION (INPA) is also advised to caution the management of NIGERIAN HORN NEWSPAPER.  Enough Should Now Be Enough.


To ensure proper and accurate dissemination of information to the public, all media correspondents with the Imo State House of Assembly will be re-accredited. They are therefore through this release informed to report to the office of Senior Special Assistant on Media on Tuesday the 26th of July 2011 at 8am with letter of identification
from their respective media outfits which must be signed by the Editor or General Manager.

The Imo law makers are committed in bringing effective and efficient legislative responsibility to the people of Imo State.



Citizen Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha
Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Rt. Hon. Speaker.


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