Arthur Eze Blasts Gov. Obiano, Calls Him ‘Small Fry’


Anambra billionaire, Prince Arthur Eze has accused the governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano of poor leadership in the state.

According to the Punch, the Anambra oil magnate has vowed not to stop insisting that the state Governor, Willie Obiano, does the right thing.

Arthur spoke at his Ukpo home in the Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State, on Sunday.

He said, “I’m not afraid of anybody. I have installed three African presidents. One of them gave me oil blocks in his country. I have assisted in enthroning many governors in Nigeria.

“I have given a governorship candidate N10bn to assist him prosecute his election. I didn’t know the candidate from Adam. He just approached me and told me about himself and his people; I empthatised with him and gave him the money.

Obiano is just a small fry. Even this Obiano, I have given him financial assistance as a person and as a governor several times. I have no personal problems with him. My grouse with him is that he is not doing the right things as a governor.

“Many people are suffering under his government. He is not paying the traditional rulers in the state their five per cent entitlement from the Local Government allocation.”

The rift between the billionaire and Obiano took a new twist last week as 13 traditional rulers believed to be loyal to the oil magnate were suspended.

VANTAGE NEWS last week reported that the traditional rulers embarked on a trip to Abuja with the oil magnate without the support of the state traditional ruling council.

Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C-Don Adinuba, in response, said officials of the state government had decided to maintain “dignified silence” on comments by Eze.

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