– Nothing Political About My Client’s Travails, Says Counsel
A socio-political transparency advocacy group, Renascent Anambra Transpoarency Democratic League, RATDL has disclosed plans by some opposition politicians to drag Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano into the recent sex scandal involving former beauty queen, Chidinma Okeke.
The group in a press release made available to journalists in Awka and signed by its coordinator, Comrade Chuma Nweke stated that the former beauty queen has allegedly been approached by some opposition politicians in the state to indict Obiano in the scandal.
“We learnt that the basic idea by the faceless sponsors of the plan is to get the former beauty queen to make brazen allegations linking the governor and his top aides to the scandal, thereby giving the opposition reason to shout to the rooftop, and request the governor to step down from seeking second term in office,” the group said.
Nweke said it has become necessary to go public following a spate of misleading public commentaries and allegations, with potentials to rupture the peace which is visible across the state in a time of national hardship occasioned by economic recession.
The release continued, “We shall not stand by and watch unscrupulous politicians succeed in their nefarious attempt to scandalize the office of the governor of Anambra State, by roping the governor into a matter which he has absolutely no hand in.
“We shall do anything within our power to ensure that people who are bent on humiliating our governor do not go unscathed.”
Though the release stated that the group is a non partisan, but said it is compelled to speak after noticing the dangerous emerging trend in Anambra politics, which have hitherto been known to be peaceful.
The group said that since the law enforcement agents have wadded into the matter, it would be fair for all parties to desist from making unguarded utterances, while calling on the security agency to make haste and make its findings public to save those who are being unjustly accused, and also save the state from the hands of pranksters.
The group said it decided to come out to speak having seen how some enemies of the governor were trying to twist the scandal against him, and to also alert the governor of what his enemies are trying to do, so he can prepare himself.
Meanwhile, counsel to Miss Okeke, the former beauty queen, Barr Ikenna Obidiegwu speaking with our correspondent on phone said, “there is nothing political about Chidinma’s travails, the little girl has told the world how it happened, and what our concern is, is to ensure that she gets justice.”
Obidiegwu said no opposition politician has approached his client to twist facts, and that government was not the organizers of the pagaent, and as such has no link to it.
He however urged Anambra State government to institute enquiry into the matter as failure to do so may indict her of complicity, or better still rob off on her when the whole truth is unraveled.