Anambra Govt. warns media to be cautious of scammers bent on underming Soludo’s candidacy -By Ijeoma Eke-Ojim/Enugu


Gov. Willie Obiano: We are committed to Prof. Soludo’s triumph

The Anambra state Government on Monday warned the media to be cautious of those it described as ‘scam artists’ who are allegedly  bent on using the organs of mass communication to mislead the public on current political developments in the state.

The government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment C. Don Adinuba, explained that the unnamed swindlers are determined to undermine the state government-backed candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Professor Chukwuma Soludo, in the November 6 governorship election in the state.

According to the statement, some of the ‘scammers’ are those whose appointments have been terminated by the Chief Willie Obiano-led administration, saying they have no right to speak for the government of Anambra state.

The statement made available to SummitNews reads:  “Some political scam artists have in the last few days been going from one media house to another in Lagos and elsewhere claiming to be representatives of the Anambra State Government, with the sole intention to use organs of mass communication to mislead the public on current developments in Anambra State.

 “Some of these scammers are persons whose appointments with the State Government have been terminated for redundancy and gross inability to add value to the governance of our dear state.  

“They have never had the mandate to speak on behalf of the government and people of Anambra state on any issue.

“The Anambra State Government has a disciplined and well-developed approach to public communication. The few officers who can speak on behalf of the Government on any given issue are well known and easy to approach any time of the day.

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 “The public, led by the mass media, are, therefore, advised to disregard charlatans from Anambra state who claim to speak on behalf of the state government.

 “These individuals are involved in what is known in the Nigerian parlance as 419. They are hired by a political scoundrel determined to wreck his state for purely pecuniary gains.

 “The scoundrel and his operatives are obsessed with undermining the immensely popular candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), in the November 6 gubernatorial election, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, CFR, the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and a globally respected economist who served on the United Nations Committee of Experts to review the global financial system in the wake of the 2008 global recession.

  Governor Willie Obiano, and his entire administration are committed to Professor Soludo’s triumph with a huge margin in the November election.

Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo: APGA gubernatorial candidate

“This great economist and development expert has the personal integrity, humility, skills, knowledge, experience, network, vision, energy, drive, and passion to take Anambra state to unprecedented heights within a short period.

The APGA-led administration said Prof. Soludo, “has always discharged with aplomb every assignment he has been given, including his leadership of the Anambra State Vision 2070 Committee, set up to develop a strategic plan to make Anambra  become a fully developed economy in the next 50 years, as such places as Taiwan and Dubai have become.”

It promised that the vision will be realized to the glory of God, with leaders like Prof. Soludo as Anambra State Governor.


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