Apparently shocked by a press statement credited to the newly inaugurated Speaker Imo State House of Assembly Paul Emeziem to the effect that he won his 2019 election with God’s help and personal efforts, some youths in Okigwe zone have come down very hard on Emeziem, describing him as ingrate and pathological liar.
The youths who spoke to Nigerian Newsguide on the sideline of some rallies at the instance of Sen. Ifeanyi Ararume ahead the Saturday December 5, rescheduled Okigwe Senate Re-Run, insisted that the light skin new Imo Speaker remained Ararume’s ally and ‘boy’ till tomorrow. The youths maintained that Hon. Paul Emeziem who represents Onuimo State Constituency was completely broke before 2019 election and could not purchase nomination form either in APC or PDP until Sen. Ararume came to his rescue and gave him ticket under APGA.
The aggrieved youths noted that Emeziem’s pharmacy shop at Ikenegbu Girls’ College Road in Owerri was his only source of income until 2019 and was not yielding the resources to take care of his family needs let alone the heavy funds needed to embark on a project as expensive as election.
They challenged the Speaker to disprove their claim and possibly publish all his statement of accounts for people to see if he had monies to run an election prior to 2019. According to them, Hon. Paul Emeziem’s Assembly election was 80% bank-rolled by Sen. Ararume.
“Till tomorrow, Imo State House of Assembly Speaker Rt.Hon Paul Emeziem is Ararume’s ally, he regularly visits the Agu-Isiebu now and then at odd times to pay homage. “Don’t mind his newly found love in Gov. Hope Uzodimma, we shall expose him soon if he tries to deny the fact that Ararume is his political god-father, only time will tell”.