The Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C. Don Adinuba has advised the media to disregard those he regarded as “charlatans” from Anambra State who claimed to speak on behalf of the state government even as he warned that they are scam artists popularly known as 419 elements.
Adinuba who gave this advice in a statement in Awka, the Anambra State capital, informed that some political scam artists had in the last few days been going from one media house to another in Lagos and elsewhere claiming to be representatives of the Anambra State Government with the sole intention to use organs of mass communication to mislead the public on current developments in Anambra State.
He noted that some of these scam artists were persons whose appointments with the State Government had been terminated for redundancy and gross inability to add value to the governance of the state.
According to him, “They have never had the mandate to speak on behalf of the Government and people of Anambra State on any issue. The Anambra State Government has a disciplined and well-developed approach to public communication. The few officers who can speak on behalf of the Government on any given issue are well known and easy to approach any time of the day.
“The public, led by the mass media, are, therefore, advised to disregard charlatans from Anambra State who claim to speak on behalf of the State Government. These individuals are scam artists, popularly known as 419 elements. They collected money from a political scoundrel who wants to wreck Anambra State for purely pecuniary reasons.
“The scoundrel and his minions are obsessed with undermining the immensely popular candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the November 6 gubernatorial election, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, CFR, the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and a globally respected economist who served on the United Nations Committee of Experts to review the global financial system in the wake of the 2008 global recession.
“Governor Willie Obiano and his entire administration are committed to Professor Soludo’s triumph with a huge margin in the November election. This great economist and development expert has the personal integrity, humility, skills, knowledge, experience, network, vision, energy, drive and passion to take Anambra State to unprecedented heights within a short period.
“He has always discharged with aplomb every assignment he has been given, including his leadership of the Anambra State Vision 2070 Committee, set up to develop a strategic plan to make Anambra become a fully developed economy in the next 50 years, as such places as Taiwan and Dubai have become. This vision will be realized to the Glory of God, with leaders like Professor Soludo as Anambra State Governor.”
Photo: Anambra State Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba.
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