By Jude Atupulazi
Gov Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra has said he never made any statement about discontinuing ongoing projects in communities that did not vote his party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the recently held state assembly elections.
Soludo, according to his Press Secretary, Chris Aburime, was reacting to a certain video where he was seen having a friendly chat with some visitors eulogizing the past leaders of eastern region for their developmental strides which the governor was currently replicating in Anambra.
According to Aburime, ‘This innocuous discussion was however misconstrued by some mischief makers to mislead Ndi Anambra.
‘It was clearly a ploy by the opposition to trivialize the victory of the governor’s party in the just concluded State Assembly election.’
Mr Aburime’s press statement read thus:
‘The attention of the Anambra State Government has been drawn to a certain video making the rounds in which Governor Soludo was seen having a friendly chat with some visitors on developmental issues.
‘Unfortunately, this friendly conversations with his visitor has been misconstrued and totally taken out of context by some mischief makers to suggest that the ongoing projects embarked upon by his administration would be stopped.
‘Inasmuch as the governor does not wish to be distracted by these spurious and unfounded allegations, it is important to state clearly that the governor’s friendly conversation has been negatively interpreted and misconstrued.
‘Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo remains committed to making Anambra state a liveable and prosperous homeland, as well as the economic hub of the Southeast.
‘Consequent upon this, the general public is advised to discountenance these rumours and falsehoods as they are the machinations of those who do not wish the government and the good people of Anambra State well.
‘Their only motive is to create chaos, confusion and discredit the governor and his administration on which they have failed woefully,’ he said.