Obiano denies rift with Soludo over alleged funding of wife’s campaign


Former Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano has said he has no doubt that his successor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo can face the task of governance in the state.

The former governor was reacting to rumours of a rift with his successor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, who he was alleged to have tasked to finance the senatorial ambition of his wife, in return for his election in November last year.

In reaction, Obiano through a press statement by his Publicist, Mr Tony Nezianya denied the allegation.

He said: ‘’I never raised any issues concerning campaign funding for my wife, who is seeking a seat in the Senate to represent Anambra North.

‘’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.

‘’I state unequivocally that whoever did that is a mischief maker.”

Obiano who had stood firm in his support for the candidate of the then All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Prof Chukwuma Soludo in the last governorship election insisted that he was the best for the job.

‘’I have not at any fora expressed misgivings about him (Soludo). I never said to anyone or a group that I am disappointed in him.

‘’I never said anything like that. I did not at any point discuss my wife’s funding with anyone. That clearly shows the comment is false, and the handiwork of a fake news vendor.

‘’I have confidence that Gov. Soludo will live up to the high expectations of Ndi Anambra,” Obiano concluded.

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