Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has denied allegations that he funded the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu with $50,000 and two Prado Jeeps.
A press statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Strategic Communications, Prince Oliver Okpala described the allegation as untrue and complete falsehood.
Okpala who responded to the allegation on behalf of his principal, Chief Willie Obiano said it was a concoction by opposition politicians who were looking for a way to rope Obiano into trouble with the people of the state as a way of denying him a second term in office.
The release reads in part, “The most worrisome and satanic is the allegation that the Governor gave cash donations and SUV vehicles to the organisations and its leaders.
“Such unfounded allegation was ungodly and capable of creating unnecessary tension in the polity. The Governor as a consummate financial expert has been managing the State’s scarce resources with prudence, and all government expenditures have been judiciously done.”
He wondered what people gained in peddling rumours and lies instead of engaging in meaningful ventures, and also appealed to politicians in the country to enthrone political civility, decorum, good conduct and truthfulness in their political campaigns and activities.
“Overheating the polity now, when INEC electoral timetable for Anambra governorship would commence in August is a clear indication that some politicians in the opposition are not prepared to play by the rules which he said may have a catastrophic effect on the smooth conduct of the election.
“Our decision as law abiding citizens to play politics according to the rules and to eschew bitterness falsehood and indecent approach to political issues should not be taken for weakness as nobody has monopoly to the articulation of dangerous propaganda as an instrument of political warfare.
“Certainly if these pleas are not heeded, we shall not have any alternative than to return fire for fire as a word is enough for the wise,” he warned.
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