Senator Ifeanyi Araraume has washed his hands off the newly-constituted
IMO STATE ELDERS COUNCIL put together by the Imo State
Araraume announced his decision in a statement issued in Owerri, Imo State
Capital by his Media Adviser, Dr. James Okoroma.
Senator Araraume who
is the Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company
Limited maintained that it was procedurally wrong for the Imo State
Government to have first listed and published his name as a member of the
Council without consulting him.
He added that while he was not averse to any genuine effort at peace-making
and consensus-building in the State, he would not cave in to under-hand
tactics meant to blackmail and take advantage of Leaders who are never
taken into confidence on the way Imo State is governed.
Senator Araraume further disclosed that as one of the leaders of Imo State
and the All Progressives Congress (APC), he was praying for the restoration
of peace and security in the State, insisting that God would not abandon Imo
people in the current economic and security challenges confronting them.