FORMER COMMONWEALTH SCRIBE, ANYAOKU, TURNS DOWN ATIKU INVITATION
Ex-Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku has politely turned down an invite to be guest speaker at the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku book presentation scheduled for Wednesday.
This was disclosed in a statement issued and signed by the former scribe of the Commonwealth.
Anyaoku clearly stated in his response to the invitation that he was not approached before his name was placed in the advert inviting him to be special guest of honour.
“My attention has been drawn to the announcement in This Day newspaper of 26/9/22 that I would be a Special Guest of Honour at Atiku Abubakar’s book presentation scheduled for 28th September at Chida Hotels Events Centre in Abuja.
“Given the understandable propensity to read political meanings in public associations at this time of competition by political parties in the context of 2023 national elections, | wish to unequivocally state that no body sought and obtained my agreement to be present at this particular book presentation.
“I have accepted the unreserved apologies rendered to me by the organizers of the event, and wish to reiterate that I remain non-partisan in praying ‘that my country Nigeria will in 2023 elect people of proven competence and character whose sole mission will be to serve the national interests.