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Commissioner denies assault by Anambra First Lady

14 December 2015, 08:49Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The Anambra State Commissioner for Women’s Affairs, Victoria Chikwelu, has refuted reports Ebelechukwu Obiano, the wife of the governor of Anambra State, physically attacked her.

She denounced such reports as “unbelievable rumours” and “wild allegations.”

“I wish to dissociate myself from the efforts of the shadowy characters behind this campaign, who hide under the thick anonymity of the Social Media to destroy the hard-earned reputation of prominent citizens whose only fault is that they are in public office,” said Chikwelu.

“The cruel gossip alleging that I was physically assaulted by Chief Obiano (Osodieme) is one of the unkind attempts to cast doubts on the character of an innocent woman whose passionate commitment to bringing succour to the less privileged members of the society has been widely acclaimed as exemplary.”

She said as the Commissioner for Women Affairs in Anambra State, her schedule of duty was clear and distinct with minimal interface with the office of the wife of the governor.

She said on the rare occasions where there had been overlaps, the collaborations were smooth and cordial without the slightest hitches.

“I am therefore, extremely baffled to read all the incredulous lies and gossip alleging that I was physically attacked by the wife of the governor. I urge the general public to disregard those lies as they were intended to malign Osodieme and mislead the people,” said Chikwelu.


- CAJ News


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