AWKA â€” Senior Special Assistant to Governor Peter Obi on Media and Publicity, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, has described as a figment of imagination, report in some newspapers that the outgoing governor of Anambra State was being considered for either the post of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, a minister or an ambassador.
In a statement in Awka, yesterday, Obienyem said the epidemic of speculations surrounding Governor Obiâ€™s next move after handing over to his successor on March 17, 2014, was understandable, but insisted, however, that his bossâ€™ only wish was to hand over successfully, having taken Anambra from grass to glory and from a state that witnessed many bank robberies to one that had not witnessed any bank robbery in four years.
Obieyem said: â€œAs you are aware, Obi is still the governor of Anambra State. His major concern is to finish strong.
â€œAssociating any federal appointment with him is speculation and rumour-mongering and should be treated as such.â€
According to him, whatever would â€œhappen to the governor after his exit from Awka Government House is Godâ€™s wish.â€
The governorâ€™s aide said what should be the peopleâ€™s concern was how the governor would end successfully and support the in-coming governor for the good of the state and not planting seeds of discord through baseless rumours.