Speaking on behalf of Gov. Obi, Commissioner for Information and Culture, Barr. Joe-Martins Uzodike, described the reports as mischievous.
He said, what the governor has continued to do in his usual spirit of fairness and equity is to insist that his successor should come from Anambra North; a region that has not produced a governor since the inception of the state and urge them to come out with their best materials for the job.
“Today, a number of them have come out, with competitive advantages to rival the best of other zones. We have the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, an international Civil Servant; we have Dr. Chike Obidigbo, a renowned industrialist; we have Mr. Tony Nnaecheta, who was an ex MD of a Bank; we have Chief Willie Obiano, who was an Executive Director in a Bank, among others. With this array of people from the Zone, nobody can say the zone lacks quality people,” the Commissioner said.
Reacting to Senator Chris Ngige’s justification for the deportation of 72 Anambra indigenes from Lagos and his allegation that Gov. Obi is playing God, the Commissioner said he would not trade words with a Senator who he said according to a Senate report, did not make any statement in the Senate or passed a bill, only to find his voice in support of obvious injustice against his people.