- The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) is in the news again
- The group has given an ultimatum to the Ebonyi state government over a controversial property in Lagos
- The group had earlier issued a press statement alleging purported moves to sell-off the property to unknown persons
The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has given the state government 48 hours ultimatum to clear the air on the alleged sale of some property belonging to the state in Lagos state.
AESID threatened to drag the state government to court if it fails to speak out at the end of the ultimatum regarding the true position of the said property.
AESID had earlier issued a press statement alleging purported moves to sell-off the property to unknown persons.
The diaspora group also condemned in strong terms reported comments credited to one Ebonyi Development Association based in Lagos defending the state government over the controversial sale of the said property.
In a statement signed and sent to Legit.ng on Wednesday, September 16, the group's leader, Ambassador Paschal Oluchukwu, wondered whether the Lagos based association had attempted to carry out any form of due diligence on the said alarm raised by AESID regarding the land.
He queried: “Are they also aware that quit notices were actually issued to those doing businesses in the said premises, thus heightening the suspicion that the allegation could be very true?”
“To this end, therefore, AESID is again issuing a fresh 48 hours ultimatum to the Ebonyi state government to officially react to the purported sale of Ebonyi landed property in Lagos and to furnish the masses with all the details which it is yet to do since our first release.
“Else, AESID shall be compelled to consider legal options so long as this matter is concerned,” Ambassador Oluchukwu stated.
The AESID had earlier called on the Economic Financial Crimes Commission and other anti-graft agencies to embark on a comprehensive probe of the state financial records for the last 16 years.
The association also demanded that all those who have caused the state economic doldrums and future dooms beginning from 1999 should be brought to book.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the group called on security agencies to intervene and quickly bring to end cases of political violence and killings allegedly ongoing in Asaga Owutu Edda in Afikpo south local government area of Ebonyi state.
The association also demanded that the state government should be made to “institute an independent judicial panel of inquiry to probe the causes of the killings in Edda.”
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