Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, said there was no iota of truth in the allegation that he plotted to undermine Saturday’s presidential election and the electoral law in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He said this yesterday in a statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Don Adinuba.
Obiano was reacting to allegations by the Atiku/Obi Campaign Organization that the governor sent out a memo to the administration department of the Anambra State Post Primary Schools Service Commission, PPSSC, to supply information about teachers and civil servants in the state ahead of Saturday’s election.
However, the governor urged the people to disregard the rumour.
The statement added that the governor had consistently been directing Anambra electorate to vote for candidates of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in all elections.
The statement read in part: “Some political party members wrote a fake news report alleging that Governor Willie Obiano has directed Anambra voters to kill any person who fails to vote for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari next Saturday.
“When the report was written initially, their bloggers from Anambra State refused to distribute it because, apart from being unconscionable, it falsely paints their state in lurid colours. The writers now approached school dropouts who are not indigenes of the state to distribute it.
“It is ironic that the forged report was published on the social media on the day the Catholic Diocese of Nnewi was honouring Governor Obiano for principle-centred leadership which took into consideration his commitment to peace, order, healthy pluralism, sacredness of life and dignity of the human person.
“No matter the level of provocative propaganda against the governor during the 2019 general election by political desperados and all those who want to acquire power by all means possible, both the people and government of Anambra State have resolved that their beloved state will remain the most peaceful in the country and the most socially harmonious.”
Chief Willie Obiano (born August 8, 1955) is a Nigerian banker, technocrat, politician and the fourth Democratic Governor of Anambra State.
Obiano left the banking system to join Nigerian politics and in 2013 contested the November 16, 17 and 30 Anambra State gubernatorial elections on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
He won the election and was sworn in on March 17, 2014 to succeed Peter Obi. On November 14 2017, he was reelected as Governor.
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