Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
Opposition parties in Anambra State have been accused of using old doctored videos to attack State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo and his party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) ahead of the March 18 state assembly election in the state.
Christian Aburime, the press secretary to the governor, was reacting to two videos currently trending on the internet, where some youths, led by former commissioner, Christian Madubuko, made derogatory chants against APGA, and another where Soludo was purported to have said that he will not work with lawmakers from other political parties.
Aburime in his response to the first video said it was old, and was made during the regime of former governor, Chief Willie Obiano, when he had squabbles with the commissioner.
He said: “The video is old. It was made to spite Obiano then, and was not against the APGA led by Soludo. Right now, the same Madubuko is a part of our government, and has even made a press release clarifying that the video was not made under Soludo government, and that he supports the Soludo government.”
Also reacting to the second video, Aburime said: “That video is heavily doctored by members of the opposition party, just to spite the governor.
“Everyone knows that the governor is a pure democrat. He is ready to work with any member of the House of Assembly, even if they are elected from other political parties, so that is not true.
“Members of the opposition have gone to high length to cause disaffection between Governor Soludo and the people of Anambra State, but they will not succeed.
“Anambra is APGA State, and the people are happy with the performance of the governor so far, and they are ready to vote for APGA candidates in the forthcoming election.”
Also reacting, former commissioner, Christian Madubuko whose face was seen in the video, said it was an old video where he protested against maltreatment meted to him by the previous administration in the state.”
“Ndi Anambra, the trending video of myself, Dr. Christian Madubuko is an old video. It was borne out of maltreatment meted to me. However, the present Government has done justice to the matter. I am now fully back to the APGA family.
“I urge our people to disregard whatever that may have led to making the video and join hands in rebuilding our state,” he wrote.