The incumbent governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he will be relocating to his United States after his tenure ends in March 2022.
Soludo is set to be sworn in next March and the EFCC has already placed the incumbent on a watchlist, though little is known about the reason behind the listing.
It can be recalled that in a letter to the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service dated November 15, 2021, the EFCC requested the Service to place the governor on a watchlist and inform it anytime he is travelling out of the country from any of the International airports and other points of entry and exit.
Reacting to the placement, Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Don Adinuba, said his principal, currently out of the country, never disguised when he embarked on the foreign trip. See statement below;
Chief Obiano has never left any person(s) in doubt that he will relocate to his base in the United States once he finishes his tenure.
As early as August 31, 2020, he announced his decision to a meeting of the Anambra State Council of Elders, comprising such personages as the erstwhile Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku; the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe who is also the chairman of both the Anambra State Council of Traditional Rulers and the Southeast Council of Traditional Rulers; a former Anambra State Governor, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife; an ex-Minister of Women Affairs, Iyom Josephine Anenih, mni; the founding Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Professor Elochukwu Amucheazi; the Archbishop-Emeritus of the Anglican Church in Anambra State, The Most Reverend Dr Maxwell Samuel Chukwunweike Anikwenwa; and the Catholic Bishop of the Awka Diocese, Rev Dr Paulinus Ezeokafor.