- The former governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano has finally cleared the air regarding his wife's campaign funds
- Obiano in a statement signed and issued by his aide described the reports as false and the handiwork of mischief makers in the polity
- Meanwhile, Obiano's wife, Ebelechukwu is seeking an Anambra North Senatorial ticket under the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) ahead of the 2023 general elections
Former Anambra Governor Willie Obiano has renewed faith in the performance and style of governance of his successor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo.
According to a report by The Nation, Obiano also denied raising any issue concerning campaign funding for his wife, Ebelechukwu who is seeking an Anambra North Senatorial ticket under the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
It's the work of mischief makers, Obiano says
The former governor, in a statement by his chief publicist, Tony Nezianya described those peddling rumours over his misgivings about Soludo and his wife’s campaign funds as mischief makers.
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He maintained that he had confidence that Soludo would live up to the high expectations of the people of the State, adding that he foresaw sterling performance in him.
The statement reads,
“I have not at any fora expressed misgivings about him. I never said to anyone or a group that I am disappointed in him.
‘’I never raised any issues concerning campaign funding for my wife, who is seeking an Anambra North ticket.
‘’I never granted an interview over such a matter. The author of such a verse is on a mischievous venture with an aim at causing disharmony: he does not have my authorisation.”
Senate: Obiano’s wife floors husband’s ex-chief of staff for APGA ticket
In another report, Ebelechukwu Obiano won the Anambra North senatorial primary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
She defeated her husband’s former Chief of Staff, Primus Odili, to emerge as the APGA candidate in a keenly contested primary.
Mrs Obiano, at the primary held at the Chuba Ikpeazu Stadium, Onitsha, Onitsha North Local Government Area, scored 152 votes while her closest rival, Odili, got 120.
2023: Senator Abaribe rejects APGA's offer
Following reports of his joining the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has said he is not leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The lawmaker debunked the claim that he was leaving the PDP to pursue his governorship aspiration through his media aide.
According to Abaribe, leaving the opposition party has never crossed his mind and he would be contesting for the Abia governorship on the PDP platform.