- Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano has reacted following reports that he was placed on the watchlist of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
- Obiano in a statement by commissioner for information and public enlightenment, Don Adinuba said he would be relocating out of the country
- According to Adinuba, the governor's plan to leave Nigeria has been made public as far back as Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Amid reports of being placed on a watchlist by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Governor Willie Obiano has replied the anti-graft agency.
Obiano who has four months left to remain in office is billed to hand over power to Professor Chukwuma Soludo on March 17, 2022.
According to Anambra state commissioner for information and public enlightenment, Don Adinuba, said Obiano made his relocation plans to his US base public.
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"Chief Obiano has never left any persons in doubt that he will relocate to his base in the United States once he finishes his tenure. As early as Wednesday, March 4, 2020, he announced his decision to a meeting of the Anambra State Council of Elders."
Anambra state kicks
Adinuba in reaction to EFCC's list accused the commission of acting a script, adding that it went to far publicly announcing an investigation, Independent Newspaper reports.
the commissioner went on to note that the directive of the EFCC was not just a new low but that everything was wrong in the statement he described as politically motivated.
Governor Obiano on EFCC's watchlist four months to leaving office
Recall that Governor Obiano has been reportedly placed on a watchlist by the EFCC.
It was gathered that the EFCC had written to the NIS CG to keep the agency be informed whenever Obiano attempts travelling out of the country,.
However, Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesperson for the EFCC, said he had not briefed on the development.
Governor Willie Obiano currently out of the country
According to an earlier report by Legit.ng, the Anambra state government described the report in the media as sponsored.
Further reacting to the news of the governor's travel itinerary, Adinubu said Governor Obiano is out of Nigeria at the moment.
He said the governor also left the country through one of Nigeria's international airports and did not disguise himself as widely reported.