- Chief Nnia Nwodo accused Governor Willie Obiano of calling him an idiot
- The Ohaneze Ndigbo leader said this was because of their endorsement of Atiku
- Nwodo claimed Obiano told him he will support President Buhari for re=election
The president-general of the Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo has reportedly claimed that the governor of Anamabra state, Willie Obiano called him an idiot for endorsing the candidacy of Atiku Abubakar for president.
The Punch reports that the special adviser to Chief Nwodo on media and productivity, Chief Emeka Attamah confirmed the alleged report.
Nwodo clalimed that Governor Obiano called him and said the state would support President Muhammadu Buhari while also calling him an idiot for endorsing Atiku.
Nwodo said: “Your Excellency Gov Obiano, I was surprised to receive a call from you a few minutes ago in which you said the following words ‘Nnia, I didn’t know that you were so idiotic’.
“I am shocked that you can be so insolent.
“I am sure that I was neither so idiotic when I addressed your state assembly asking Ndi Anambra to disregard IPOB’s boycott of your election nor was I idiotic when I pleaded with the Commander-in-Chief to restore your security detail.
“History will judge who amongst us is idiotic. If standing with the popular wish of Ndigbo makes me idiotic, I am happy to be called an idiot.
“I will make this communication public so that Igbo will know who is idiotic amongst both of us.”
Recall that the Anambra state government disassociated itself from a purported communiqué issued by Ohanaeze Ndigbo endorsing the candidacy of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for the February 16 presidential election.
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Abubakar is the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in the election.
Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, the secretary to Anambra government made the disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen in Enugu state. He declared that the contents of the communiqué did not reflect the Anambra government’s position.
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