Posted by News Express | 20 July 2021 | 486 times
Ahead of the November 6 governorship poll in Anambra state, the State Government on Monday drew attention to the tactics of some individuals whom it said have been going from one media house to another claiming to be its representatives with the sole intention to use the media to mislead the public on current developments in the state.
State Governor Willie Obiano in a statement through his Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba, referred to them as “political scam artists,” adding that they are frustrated individuals whose appointments with the Government have been terminated for redundancy and gross inability to add value to the governance of the state.
The statement reads in part: “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 scam artists 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.”
The Anambra Government, while describing the “charlatans” as 419 elements, noted that they collected money from a political scoundrel who wanted to wreck Anambra State for purely pecuniary reasons, adding that the scoundrel and his minions 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 an economist who served on the United Nations Committee of Experts to review the global financial system in the wake of the 2008 global recession.
Chief Obiano while pledging its commitment to Professor Soludo’s mandate, urged the general public to disregard the ‘political scam Artists'.
“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.
“He 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. This vision will be realized to the Glory of God, with leaders like Professor Soludo as Anambra State Governor,” he added.
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