Maduako Igbokwe l Wednesday, November 16, 2022
ONITSHA, Anambra, Nigeria – Chairman of Onitsha South local government area of Anambra State, Mr Emeka Orji has denied the trending story on social media that governor Charles Soludo has sacked him for allowing presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi to visit burnt Onitsha market.
Our reporter gathered that there were social media allegations that Charles Soludo was not happy with the visit of Emeka Orji and Peter Obi to the burnt Chemical Market at the Bridge Head Onitsha .
According to the allegation, the governor summoned Orji to question why he allowed Mr Peter Obi to visit the scene of the fire incident. Reacting to trending social media, Orji stated that the governor never summoned nor queried him over Peter Obi’s visit to burnt market.
According to him, some fifth columnists are not happy and comfortable with the socio-economic transformation of the Council under his administration.
The statement read, “What we have done so far in the last three months has created multiplayer effects on our markets and other sectors of Onitsha South and you know that very soon we shall embark on water transportation with the establishment of a Jetty and these are the things that they are not comfortable with”
“Ordinarily one would have chosen not to respond to those spurious allegations but for the purposes of clarity and brevity it has become instructive that we set the records straight. Charles Soludo has more important things to do for Anambra people than reducing the position of a governor to mete pettiness”
“That there was never a time Soludo was against the visit of Peter Obi to the burnt Chemical Market and there was never a time Mr Emeka Orji was queried over the visit of Obi”
“Similarly it is worthy of note that at every political dispensation, desperate politicians and political party apologies find safe haven in malicious and indemnified statements against political opponents in order to justify their payment from their benefactors”
“That some fifth columnists who have been on the pay role of some political jobbers have concluded arrangements to frustrate the administration of Gov Charles Soludo who has chosen to put a stop from the activities of people whose stuck in trade is to make our dear state ungovernable”
“Gov Soludo”s traducers have lost their deposits in this chase game as their dooms day expectations that Soludo would fail has backfired and they have chosen to chase shadows in order to remain relevant before their benefactors”.
“Against this backdrop we wish to urge the general public and especially the staff and people of Onitsha South local government area to discountenance those fake reports as it speak volumes of the machinations of those who have been feeding fat on the patrimony of our their Anambra state”.