How Ex-governor Obiano Spent Anambra’s Money, APGA’s Ex-chair Reveals
GoldenNewsNg gathered that Senator Victor Umeh, the former national chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), has claimed that former Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra managed the state’s funds well during his time in office.
Umeh made this submission on Saturday, March 19, in Enugu, in reaction to Obiano’s arrest by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), The Nation reports.
Expressing full confidence that Obiano will defend himself, Umeh noted that the former governor used the state’s money for crucial projects.
“It is not new in Nigeria. Most governors, when they leave office, EFCC will swarm on them. He must be given the right to be heard. We don’t know why they arrested him. But I’m sure when they listen to him, he will be able to defend himself. “One thing I keep telling people is that former governor, Obiano did wonderfully well with Anambra money. He used our money well to the displeasure of those in the opposition. They don’t want to accept it.
A governor who built an international airport, got it commissioned and working. Planes are coming in there and going and you are still looking for your money. He also built an international conference centre.
All these projects he didn’t build them with sand. Apart from meeting the other obligations of running the government, meeting the needs of the people, paying workers salaries, he did so much for Anambra State. That is why we have to be calm to allow the EFCC to finish its job. But I’m confident that Obiano will defend himself.”
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