In another desperate and innocuous bid to retain the governorship seat in the state, Governor Willie Obiano has taken another shocking step to raise money to fund his 2nd term bid.
The Anambra House located at 23-25 Martin Street in Lagos has been sold out by the governor to an Anambra transporter who bought the building at less than a quarter of its actual value.
It’s on record that when the house was built, the incumbent governor was more or less a baby and as such, it’s ridiculous that he’s the one sanctioning its sales. The 7-Storey building is valued at N6 billion, but it’s been sold off by the governor at an absolutely ridiculous rate of N987 million which is less than a quarter of the valued price.
The said buyer has immediately commenced renovation and reconstruction of the entire building illegally sold by the governor. The decision to sell of the house was not discussed by the State Executive Committee, neither was it advertised for bidding to prospective buyers nor published for the public to take notice and show interest as demanded by law. The entire process was shrouded in secrecy by the governor to satisfy his selfish interest.
Governor Willie reportedly claimed it’s useless to save for the State. He’s alleged to be buying properties the world over with government funds and incurring more debts to the state as a result. Instead of saving, he’s busy squandering the little saved up by his predecessors to the detriment of the state and it’s citizens.
Sources revealed that the process of selling the Onitsha Lodge is currently ongoing and like the Anambra House in Lagos, the process is shrouded in secrecy and the lodge is not been advertised for bidding to interested members of the public.
Critics of the state government noted that if Governor Willie Obiano is re-elected in the forthcoming election, he might eventually end up selling off the state with his reckless spending and probably use the proceeds to fund his flamboyant lifestyle which includes buying of exotic and customised Champagnes.
Following the Orange September celebrations in Akwa Ibom state to mark the state’s 30th anniversary,fresh facts have emerged as to the source of funds used to organise the week long event.
Investigation made by our reporters indicate the government must have deducted the sum of #1000 from the August 2017 salaries of workers to help fund the event which has added nothing in terms of revenue to the state or attracted investors to the state.
Questions have been asked about the funding for the hugely controversial event as the event was not budgeted for in the year’s budget. One has been left to wonder the viability of the event to the state to warrant such an outlay of fund in a state where the citizens are crying out for tangible development having seen little or nothing since the advent of the new administration.
Several unsuspecting government workers in the state have alleged about missing #1000 from their monthly salaries without knowing its been used to fund a white elephant event at their own detriment.
Attempts to reach the Commissioner didn’t prove fruitful as he didn’t take his calls or respond to an SMS sent to his phone by our reporter.
As the 2017 Anambra state governorship election draws near, most of the governorship aspirants are doing all within their powers to sway voters their way. The incumbent governor of the state is not left out as he has deployed deceitful tactics of his own to make sure he retains the seat come November 2017.
Secret Reporters recently confirmed that during a recent meeting of the Anambra State Market Amalgamated Traders Association, ASMATA, convened by the President of all markets in Anambra State, Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo, who unsurprisingly was retained as a member of the Governor’s campaign team, the Governor mandated the members and their respective market leaders to make sure that no political party holds any campaign in any market across the state other than his party, the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). While given mouth-watery promises they were also instructed to close down all markets and unanimously endorse the incumbent Governor, these they agreed to provided money was involved. In reciprocation for the endorsement Gov. Obiano equally extended his largesse to the market leaders by mapping out a sum of 25 million naira to each market chairman.
Secret Reporters also gathered that the association which has over five hundred leaders and representatives from more than sixty one major marketers, in the state and boasts of about three hundred and five manufacturers will be swallowing close to billions just for the endorsement.
The dilemma in this campaign strategy is that when the markets are closed for such otiose activity, the CHAIRMEN of these various markets will take home 25 million naira, which is unarguable from the state purse, and leave the common traders and buyers to heavy loose from day sales with adverse effects on the income revenue generation for the state on such a day.