Assembly poll: Soludo accuses opposition of using old, doctored videos to blackmail him. Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, the governor of Anambra State, has accused opposition party members of extorting him using manipulated and outdated tapes.
Speaking through his press secretary, Christian Aburime, Soludo responded to two videos that were trending online in which young people, led by a former commissioner named Christian Madubuko, made disparaging remarks about the All Progressives Grand Alliance, or APGA, and in which Soludo declared that he would not cooperate with lawmakers from other political parties.
In his rebuttal to the first video, Aburime said that it was outdated and had been produced while Chief Willie Obiano, the former governor, was at odds with the commissioner.
The footage is outdated, he said. When it was created, Obiano was the target and not the Soludo-led APGA. The same Madubuko, who currently serves in our government, issued a press release in which he made it clear that the film was not produced by the Soludo administration and that he still supports it.
Aburime responded to the second video by claiming that it had been significantly altered by opposition party members in an effort to hurt the governor.
“The governor is a genuine Democrat, as everyone knows. It is untrue; he is willing to collaborate with any member of the House of Assembly, including those who were elected from other political parties.
“Members of the opposition have gone to great efforts to sow discontent among the residents of Anambra State and Governor Soludo, but they will fail.
The people of Nambra, an APGA state, are satisfied with the governor’s performance thus far and are prepared to support APGA candidates in the upcoming election.