Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo has denied media reports that he ordered officials of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), to work against former governor, Peter Obi.
Some reports on social media and blogs had reported that Soludo charged his party members to work against Obi, who is the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP).
The report said Soludo instructed his supporters to work for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, who they said has promised to hand over to an Igbo after his tenure.
But the Chief Press Secretary to Soludo, Mr Christian Aburime has said the reports were false.
He described the allegation as disdainful, fallacious and distasteful, especially the insinuation that Soludo hopes to succeed Atiku after his first term.
“We would have chosen to ignore this mischievous and utterly despicable publication but for the benefit of a few innocent Ndi Anambra who could be misinformed by the write-up.”
Aburime said the meeting with APGA chieftains was a routine gathering where issues concerning APGA were discussed, adding that at no time during the meeting was, Mr Peter Obi, a point of discourse.
“It is pertinent to note that issues discussed at the meeting were purely issues relating to APGA affairs. We, therefore, urge Ndi-Anambra and members of the general public to completely ignore and disregard the publication in all its entirety,” Aburime said.