Soludo disowns supporter—Menakaya for wishing Obiano birthday wish
Former Central Bank of Nigeria [CBN], Professor Charles Soludo has disowned an online supporter, over a statement posted by one Comrade T. C. Menakaya issuing birthday wish to Anambra State governor, Mr. William Maduabuchukwu Obiano.
The disclaimer was signed by one Nelson Omenugha on behalf of Prof. Soludo.
Comrade Menakaya had issued a birthday wish to gov Obiano on behalf of Prof Soludo without his consent.
Despite the beautiful piece, Soludo said he doesn’t know Comr TC Menakaya neither does he work for him to have issued an official statement on his behalf without his express approval.
Here is the statement from Soludo’s office signed by Nelson Omenugha:
“Fake Post Alert
I read a post attributed to Prof Charles Soludo CFR by Comr TC Menakaya. I checked with Prof Soludo and confirmed that he is not aware of, didn’t write and did not authorize the post.
While we commend the writer’s effort and innocuous intentions, we however wish to state that a birthday message from that handle does not bear the imprimatur of Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo CFR.
Prof insists that anything that bears his name must be personally written or authorized by him. He has sent his Birthday felicitation to His Excellency, the Governor of Anambra State.
Once again, we wish to commend the effort of Comr TC Menakaya. He has the utmost regards of Prof Soludo.”
Reacting to the disclaimer, our correspondent, Mr. Eneh Victor Chigozie, said:
“This is how some of us on social media community out of over-zealousness and stupidity issue statements on behalf of political leaders who do not even know them.
“You can support any leader that appeals to you, but issuing an official statement without his express approval is an offense and it is liable.
“Let’s learn from this embarrassing denial of Comr TC Menakaya, who has been making noise for Soludo, when the man himself has no business with him.”
Meanwhile, indicators show that all lost have been lost between Soludo and Obiano over the Anambra State governorship election in 2021.
Governor Obiano, it was gathered, has reneged on his promise to Soludo and annointed another successor, hence the cold shoulder.