Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has publicly declared that each time he makes donations at events, he does so from his personal money and not state resources.
The governor whose financial prudence and frugality stem from his background in the banking sector, said he was not interested in public money as such funds were meant for the development of the entire state.
Obiano, who made the public declaration while launching a chronicle on the successes of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) at Finotel hotel Awka during the party’s 2018 retreat for aspirants in the 2019 general elections, bought about 21 copies of the book at N5 million from his personal money.
He equally reeled out the riot act for all the aspirants contesting on the platform of the party saying that the party’s forthcoming primary elections would not be an atmosphere for sharing money to buy the conscience of the people .
The governor categorically stated that any aspirant caught sharing money to obtain votes at the primaries would be disqualified forthwith. He also informed all and sundry that the primary election of the party would be devoid of thuggery and violence; that any aspirant fomenting trouble would be disqualified too.
The state governor said he had gone through the credentials and profiles of all those who bought the party’s forms for various elective positions and ascertained that they were all qualified applicants and would all have level playing field at the primaries.