There is palpable tension in Anambra State Government House in Awka, the state capital, as billionaire businessman, Chief Arthur Eze accuses Governor Willie Obiano of theft.
Speaking during an interview with some selected journalists, Arthur Eze accused Governor Obiano of embezzling local government funds.
Besides making the weighty allegations against the Anambra State governor, he sang praises for his President Muhammadu Buhari and his Northern political friends.
Below are other excerpts of Arthur Eze’s interview:
“My father never opposed any leader, be he a Yoruba or Hausa. It is not in our blood. We preferred to live in peace with everybody.”
“My local government, Dunukofia, makes about N150 million every month. Has Governor Obiano built anything in Dunukofia? Has he brought any industry in Anambra?”
“Tell me. your children, where are they going to go tomorrow? Go to Yoruba land, you will see industries. Go to Rivers State, you’ll see industries.”
“We shall pray to God to find an Igbo man who has character to help people, like the Northern people who are kind.
“I would prefer someone who has conscience; somebody who will remember you. I don’t care where you come from.”
“I went to the north; they didn’t know who I was. Former Governor Abubakar Rimi gave me $12 million to build Kano TV in 1980. I didn’t have N1 then.”
“He also called Governor Solomon Lar and he gave me $12 million contract for Plateau TV, $12 million.
“It was the same thing in Katsina, Borno and Kaduna. Then, they put me in oil business. They didn’t care where I came from. Tell me any Igbo man who can do that.”
“During the time of Jonathan, we had the Secretary to the Government of the Federation [SGF]. What did he do for Igbo people? He brought Julius Berger and they tarred his own road; the one leading to his house. All our roads were bad.”
“It is President Buhari that is tarring our roads now. Look at Enugu – Onitsha Road, Enugu – Port Harcourt Road, Second Niger Bridge. He modernized Zik’s grave. Did Jonathan do that?
“Jonathan’s people even wrote petition against him. His people said that he took their land and built a house.
“They copied me the petition and I showed it to him. I said look at it, they are your people. You could not even help your people. What do you want the north to do?”
Reacting to the allegations, an aide to Governor Obiano, Mr. Chinedu Obigwe, who also doubles as the National coordinator of APGA Media Warriors Forum lashed out on Arthur Eze in a statement.