Electricity Supply Worsens In Imo, As IPOB Issues Threat To EEDC

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Electricity Supply has worsened in Owerri, Imo State capital and environ

For two days, there has been blackout as most parts of the State have been in darkness.

Some consumers who spoke to this newspaper said between Saturday and Sunday, there was poor power supply and complete blackout in major parts of the State.

However, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have charged the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, to ensure adequate power supply or vacate the Southeast for others who can light up the region.

IPOB accused the EEDC of defrauding people of the Southeast through exorbitant billing and an estimated billing system.

This was contained in a statement signed by its spokesman, Emma Powerful.

The separatist group vowed to shut down EEDC’s offices in the Southeast if electricity supply is not normalized in the region.

The statement reads partly: “Following the abysmal power supply from Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) in the Southeast, we the global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by the indomitable leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU calls on EEDC to provide adequate electricity in the Southeast or exit the region for reliable companies to take over.

“EEDC is defrauding her consumers with exorbitant electricity bills without supplying the power. The company has refused to give its consumers energy prepaid electricity meters but keeps giving illegal estimated bills.

“In many Communities in the Southeast, EEDC gives community bills running in the hundreds of thousands of Naira. Whether the light was provided or not, any village that didn’t pay the illegal estimated bills will have the irregular light supply disconnected.

“Communities buy their own power transformers and electricity cables at the same time pay corrupt EEDC companies to link power to the community. Afterwards, EEDC will bill the same village for the same power supply.

“EEDC dismantled some Community’s faulty transformers for repairs and maintenance but failed to return it for years some 10 years and some 5 years till date those transformers were not restored nor seen.

“EEDC’s cup is full and we are going to show them that people are owners of the region and they are reaping Ndigbo off with abysmal power supply and exorbitant bills. How can our people be paying for lights they did not consume? How wicked is EEDC and its management? IPOB calls on EEDC to stop defrauding our people exit the Southeast Region or provide lights to the citizens

“IPOB is calling for steady lights in the region by EEDC, if they continue with the abysmal light supply in the South East, IPOB will have no option but to shut down EEDC offices in the South East in the shortest possible time.”

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