A group under the auspices of the Patriotism Advancement and Community Orientation Network (PACON) have dragged Ogbia, the Local Government Area of former President Goodluck Jonathan to court for failing to render account of its stewardship.
Also joined in the suit as defendant is the Executive Chairman of the Local Government Area, Ebinyo Turner.
PACON on December 9 wrote to the authorities of the Ogbia council demanding full disclosure of some of its transactions including revenue that accrued to the council.
PACON in the letter dated December 9 and addressed to the Ogbia Chairman, Ebinyo Turner, said its request was in line with Sections 1 of the Freedom of Information (FOI), Act 2011.
The letter, which was signed by PACON’s Arch Convener, Aluzu Ebikebuna, asked the council to provide certified true copies of transactions relating to Ogbia Local Government.
PACON demanded proof of the total allocation received from January 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019; All receipts from the Joint Account Allocation Committee within the period under review and Financial Statement of Account from January 2019 to November 15, 2019.
The organisation asked the council to provide documents proving total expenditure of the local government for the period of January 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019; list of capital projects of the local government within this period and list of locations of capital projects their status (completed or ongoing) within the period under review.
Folowing the refusal of the council to honour the demands, PACON instituted a legal action against the council accusing its management of breaching justice.