The people of Isu Okoma community in Ebonyi state are reportedly no longer happy with Dr. Sam Egwu, the senator representing Ebonyi north senatorial zone at the upper legislative chamber.
Egwu reportedly attracted the anger of the community when he recently raised a petition in the senate on the Federal College of Education situated at Isu Okoma. He wanted the school to be relocated to his senatorial zone.
Irked by this development, the leadership of Isu Okoma community in the Diaspora urged the National Assembly and the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges to disregard the petition laid before the senate by Senator Egwu.
A press statement issued after its national emergency meeting held in Enugu and made available to journalists condemned in strong terms the petition by distinguished Senator Egwu to the red chamber of the National Assembly.
The statement signed by Chief Anthony Anoke, Dr Ikechukwu Egbo and Mr Frank Ngozi Omah stated that the action of the former governor and his faceless group challenging the wisdom of Mr. President by writing baseless petition against the location of the institution amounted to selfishness.
“We urge the Nigerian Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges to disregard the petition as it amounts to challenging the authority and wise decision of Mr. President, who after due investigation and consultations rightly approved Isu as the best site.
“The entire people of Isu Okoma kingdom further appreciate and thank President Muhammadu Buhari for his decision in approving the establishment of the College in Ebonyi state, especially in Isu, Onicha local government.
“The community equally expressed its profound gratitude to the Federal Ministry of Education for allowing justice, equity and fairness count in the selection of Isu as the host community of the new college”.