Members of the Imo state wing of The National Union of Local government Employees (NULGE) have accused their State chairman, Richard Ezeh, of being a mole for the former deputy governor, Gerald Irona, and an agent of the people’s democratic party (PDP) in the state.
In a strongly worded petition to the national President of the union, the members said the continued stay in office of the Ezeh led state Executive has become an embarrassment to the union and called for its immediate desolution.
The letter signed by members from the 27 Local Areas of the state dated May 4th, also accused Ezeh’s state Exco of gross ineptitude and ignorance which has caused a breakdown of communication between the Union and the State government. They also accused Ezeh of being instigated by Irona to insult Governor Hope Uzodinma.
Part of the petition to the National President reads: ”The Richard Eze led Exco has joined partisan politics so much that the NULGE in Imo State is now regarded as the voice of the opposition party. This is an act of gross misconduct and acts likely to cause a breach of peace.
He has allowed his relationship with the former Deputy Governor Gerald Irona to override and continue to define his actions and inactions in the handling of the Union matters.
Mr. President, Imo LGA workers are aggrieved that the leadership of the union has abandoned her primary duty of securing the welfare of the workers at the altar of political attack dog which is to the detriment of the workers.
The present Imo NULGE exco muted the idea of organizing prayer for the rerun of the former P.D.P government through the Supreme Court review judgment but were resisted by the members.
Mr. President you may wish to know that since the election of this present Exco, no welfare package has been released to any retired member or deceased next of kin.
These acts of gross misconduct and deliberate disregard of the spirit and letter of the Union’s constitution have brought shame and embarrassment to the members and the only solution is to dissolve this present Exco”.