Former Executive Director of Fidelity Bank Plc and the incumbent governor of Anambra State, Governor Willie Obiano has described the endorsement of the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar by Ohanaeze Ndigbo as ‘idiotic’
Governor Obiano also denied the rumour making the rounds that he has plans to defect to the ruling party, APC to support President Muhammadu Buhari.
However, speaking through hisÂ Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C-Don Atinuba, onÂ Thursday in Awka, the Anambra State capital, Obiano dismissed the speculation of his planned defection as baseless and false.
He said his detractors were jittery over his growing political influence and popularity occasioned by his inimitable achievements.
“The Anambra State Government wishes to state for the umpteenth time that the reports which have been trending on the social media are completely false. Far from contemplating of defecting to any party, Governor Obiano remains both the National Leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and the chairman of the partyâ€™s Board of Trustees.
â€œHe has, in the last few weeks, been campaigning vigorously for APGAâ€™s candidates in the forthcoming general polls, including General John Gbor (retd), the partyâ€™s presidential candidate. He has been consistent in telling the huge crowds of supporters wherever he has been to vote for only APGA candidates.
â€œHe has never asked the Anambra people to vote APGA candidates in some elections and candidates of some other party or parties in another election.
â€œOnce again, the Anambra State Government wants to reiterate Governor Obianoâ€™s policy of constructive engagement, as opposed to confrontation, in his relationship with people, groups and institutions. This policy means that much as there are differences in the political perspective with those who belong to parties other than his own APGA, whether at the local or national level, we must maintain a friendly disposition to all.”