An Imo based cleric, Rev Fr. Israel Ozioma has berated the Senator-elect for Imo West Senatorial District, Osita Izunaso describing him as unfit to lead the 10th Senate.
Fr. Ozioma urged senators-elect to reject Senator Osita Izunaso over what he described as “his past stinks”, noting that electing Izunaso into any office would be a mockery of the 10th Senate.
In a statement signed by him and made available to newsmen in Owerri, Fr Ozioma said Izunaso “dubiously” wrote results in Imo West Senatorial District and that he does not have the mandate of the people, saying: “The 109 senators-elect should reject Senator Osita Izunaso or they will regret their actions if the fail to do so. He cannot be trusted with responsibility. He is a serial liar, deceiver, blackmailer, dubious and unstable cunning man. He does not have an atom of integrity to occupy any position. Nigerians must know that Izunaso wrote the Imo West election result. Nobody voted for him.
“I am appealing to the remaining 108 senators-elect to reject Senator Osita Izunaso in totality. He is a known betrayer and there’s no honesty in all he does. He only wants to occupy the office of the Senate President to bring embarrassment to Imo State as well as to defend the activities of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) owned by his godfather, Emeka Offor.”
The cleric also frowned at the endorsement of some candidates by the ruling All Progressives Congress. He questioned the parameter used in endorsing candidates when there has not been any serious debate on the issues facing the country.
“Personally, I feel it is wrong for the ruling party to endorse a particular candidate for the office of the Senate President without allowing the senators-elect to decide on who they want as their leader. The legislature should be totally independent just like the judiciary and executive.”