BY VINCENT UJUMADU
AWKA — Senior Special Assistant to Governor Peter Obi on Media and Publicity, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, has described as a figment of imagination, report in some newspapers that the outgoing governor of Anambra State was being considered for either the post of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, a minister or an ambassador.
In a statement in Awka, yesterday, Obienyem said the epidemic of speculations surrounding Governor Obi’s next move after handing over to his successor on March 17, 2014, was understandable, but insisted, however, that his boss’ only wish was to hand over successfully, having taken Anambra from grass to glory and from a state that witnessed many bank robberies to one that had not witnessed any bank robbery in four years.
Obieyem said: “As you are aware, Obi is still the governor of Anambra State. His major concern is to finish strong.
“Associating any federal appointment with him is speculation and rumour-mongering and should be treated as such.”
According to him, whatever would “happen to the governor after his exit from Awka Government House is God’s wish.”
The governor’s aide said what should be the people’s concern was how the governor would end successfully and support the in-coming governor for the good of the state and not planting seeds of discord through baseless rumours.