Anambra Civil Society Network (ACSONET) a foremost platform for Citizens and Non State Actors stakeholders, has called for caution over allegations making the rounds that Anambra State Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo was involved in a conspiracy to stop Peter Obi’s popularity and probably put him in harm’s way.
Leader of the group, Prince Chris Azor in his reaction implored all well meaning Citizens and stakeholders, especially Ndi Anambra to be cautious with their utterances and apply decorum in responding to issues around the ongoing general election.
Governor Soludo has already responded to the allegations. Speaking through his Press Secretary, Christian Aburime the Governor said the allegations were “false, malicious and very nauseating”
According to Aburime, “none of the allegations is true. The Governor has been in Anambra State engaging stakeholders for the Saturday election. The general public are advised to disregard the allegations as falsehood. Ndi Anambra should also disregard all the insinuations in the write up as mere falsehoods, If certain people could sit somewhere and cook up a story of this nature, it becomes highly reprehensible and certainly deserved to be condemned by every right thinking person ” he said.
The Press Secretary, described the Governor as the Father of Anambra by his position and would not plot or collude to harm any lawful citizen of the State including Mr Peter Obi, a former Governor and presidential candidate of the Labour Party; a huge human capital for the State and Country.
Comrade Azor who doubles as Citizens Co-chair, Open Government Partnership (OGP) cautioned all stakeholders to avoid unnecessarily heating up the polity with unsubstantiated accusations capable of bringing discord and disharmony among brothers and sisters of one destiny; an act capable of threatening the relative peace enjoyed throughout the exercise.
Governor Soludo in a swift follow up has called on the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to immediately commence investigation on the alleged report with a view to fishing out the perpetrators.
Comrade Azor therefore, implored all eligible voters to come out in their numbers on Saturday 11th March, 2023 to vote for the candidates of their choice.