Anambra Civil Society Network (ACSONET) has called for caution over alleged conspiracy to stop Peter Obi’s popularity and probably put him in harm’s way.
It was alleged that Anambra State Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo, was involved in the alleged conspiracy. He has since denied it.
The group also quoted Soludo’s Press Secretary, Christian Aburime, debunking the allegations.
“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 ” Mr Aburime was quoted as saying.
The civil society group noted that Aburime 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 Obi, a former governor and presidential candidate of the Labour Party; a huge human capital for the state and country.
It also said that Soludo, in a swift follow-up, called on the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to immediately commence investigation on the alleged report with a view to fishing out the perpetrators.
Leader of the civil society group, Prince Chris Azor, in his reaction, implored all well-meaning citizens and stakeholders, especially Anambra people, to be cautious with their utterances and apply decorum in responding to issues around the ongoing general elections.
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.
Azor, therefore, implored all eligible voters to come out in their numbers on Saturday, March 11, 2023 to vote for the candidates of their choice.