Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has accused some of his colleagues of being behind the current insecurity in his state.
Speaking on Thursday through his Special Adviser on Political Matters, Ifeatu Obiokoye, the governor alleged that the unnamed governors were also sponsoring the violence in the state.
Obiokoye stated that was the reason his principal deliberately stayed away from the South-East Governors meeting held at the Government House in Enugu State on Tuesday.
He noted that Obiano could not imagine sitting to discuss security with those who were behind the violence happening in the state.
Obiokoye said that the killings in the state are politically motivated to create voter apathy and then manipulate the electoral process to the advantage of opposition parties.
He said: “Did you really expect my governor would be meeting, and dining with some persons ostensibly funding and sponsoring insecurity and terrorism in Anambra State?
“What people are saying goes to no issue in the first instance because it is a public knowledge that those doing the killings are not from Anambra State and no Anambra person would go to this extent.
“These people are from outside Anambra State and those sponsoring them are from outside Anambra State and you expect the governor to be holding meetings with them on security challenges which those people are executing?
“Be it known to all and sundry that the killings are politically motivated to create voter apathy in Anambra and then manipulate the electoral process to the advantage of these desperados.
“The governor has already put in place a full proof security arrangements to nip the problem on the board than going to sit in a meeting to tell the same people what he is doing to stop them killing innocent people in Anambra State.“