By Pamela Eboh
Former governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has reacted to videos of himself and family partying in a Cruise ship.
The video which trended on social media recently showed the Obiano’s partying while on vacation with some white people on board, while another video showed the family celebrating a giant turkey in their US home.
The video has elicited condemnations from Anambra people as they accused him of looting the state treasury, before leaving for US to enjoy with the people’s collective patrimony.
In his reaction to the videos, chief Obiano who spoke through his publicist, Mr Tony Nezianya explained that the vacation on question was sponsored by his daughter, who is a medical consultant in the United States, and was overjoyed that her 67- year old father underwent intensive medical treatment in the US and came out strong.
Explaining the video, Nezianya said: “Chief Obiano, his wife and son did travel on vacation, after he received seven weeks of intensive medical treatment in the United States.
“The trip was paid for by his daughter, a medical consultant in the United States, who was overjoyed that her 67- year old father could undertake such heavy and exerting treatment without serious complications.
“The second video was recorded on July 4, 2022, America’s Independence Anniversary. Americans usually celebrate their Independence Day with rice and chicken, and Chief Obiano’s young son was seen in the video eating rice and turkey .
“The Obiano home in Houston, Texas was acquired before he joined partisan politics and won the governorship race of Anambra State in 2013.
“He bought it after serving for 12 years as the Executive Director of one of Nigeria’s top five banks. All his assets in Nigeria and abroad were stated in his Assets Declaration Form provided by the ICPC.”