The Anambra State Government has disowned the endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Peter Obi, by the highest decision making body of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, ImeObi.
The position of the State was disclosed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, who led a delegation of the State to the ImeObi.
Chukwulobelu explained that Anambra State Government was not part of the endorsement.
He said: “In compliance with the directive by the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, a delegation of the Anambra State Government arrived at Nike Lake Hotel in Enugu early enough to participate in the meeting of ImeObi of Ohaneze Ndigbo scheduled to start at 7pm, as agreed on by the Chairman of the South East Governors Forum, Engr. Dave Umahi, and the President General of Ohaneze, Chief John Nnia Nwodo.
“The delegation, led by the Secretary to the Anambra State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, was surprised to learn that the meeting had been held earlier and lasted for a mere 30 minutes.
“The representative of the Ebonyi State Government, Dr. Eric kelechi Igwe, who arrived at the venue before the time the meeting was scheduled to start was also surprised that it had already taken place.
“The same goes for others like the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, OON.”