Anambra poll: Obiano plans to finance Soludo’s campaign with N60bn, ZLP alleges

Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano

The Zenith Labour Party has accused the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, of sourcing about N60bn to fund the election of Professor Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance as his successor.

The opposition alleged that the governor was seeking the fund in form of supplementary budget from the State House of Assembly.

The accusation was contained in a statement by the ZLP Publicity Secretary, Campaign Council, Afam Ofomata.

But in a swift reaction, the state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C-Don Adinuba, described the allegation as intelligible.

Adinuba said, “It sounds unintelligible for someone to think so. Every government in Nigeria, including the Federal Government, goes for supplementary budget annually.


“So, it will be wrong and unintelligible for anybody to accuse the state governor of seeking a supplementary budget to fund election.”

But the ZLP, in the statement, insisted that the governor planed to funnel out N60bn belonging to the state, two months to the November election under the guise of a supplementary budget.

The opposition’s statement partly read, “A detailed review of the so-called supplementary budget reveals very opaque content that cannot translate into development investment reality for the benefit of the people, thus exposing an evil design to defraud the state and suppress the wishes of the people of Anambra State at the election.”