The General Manager of Heartland FC Godson Onyemaobi says the Imo State Commissioner for Sports Chike Ogu has no right to dissolve the board of the club.
Ogu, in a letter dated July 23, 2020 , Governor Hope Uzodimna had ordered the dissolution of all government boards and management teams of all state-owned parastatals.
He also requested that the members of the club’s board submit a handover note and return the club’s properties in their possession.
Onyemaobi however stated that the commissioner lacked the power and authority to dissolve the Heartland board.
“Your letter negates the directive of the governor, whose power you are trying to usurp; hence your purported ‘dissolution’ is a nullity,” Onyemaobi said in a reply dated July 24, 2020 to Agu.
“As a commissioner, who is appointed by the governor, you lack the locus standi (authority and power) to dissolve a board duly instituted by the governor of the state.
“As a commissioner appointed by the governor, your objective is to discharge your duties in accordance and uplifting the image of the state and the agenda of the government and not to stir up crisis.”