Anambra 2021 poll: I’m broke, ex-Anambra governor cries out


Our correspondent

A former governor of Anambra State( name withheld) has disclosed in a court affidavit that he is now financially incapacitated.

He attributed his financial incapacitation to the huge money he spent in last year’s poll in the state.

Therefore, according to him, he would not be able to meet complete payment of his judgment debt to a certain billionaire in the state who is owing a substantial amount of money.

In a 41 paragraph affidavit sworn to by himself, the ex-governors( whose tenure was shortlived due to legal consequences) said that he will face financial restraint and extreme hardship if he is compelled to pay the total judgement debt.

He stated that his financial incapability and the dwindling economy of the country were some of the factors that has placed him in a poor financial position and as such he could not pay the debt completely as a whole.

The ex-governor, in further demonstration of his poor financial state as a result of expenditures he said he incured in last year’s election pleaded to be given the opportunity to pay a small sum of the debt monthly to the creditor which may span over a period of 4 years.

He claimed further that he had made a total deposit of two million naira as part payment of the judgement debt.

The ex-governor, who was also a former senator, in his motion with the supporting affidavits is seeking an order of the court to stop further execution of the judgement of the court which had earlier been carried out by men of the enforcement unit of the high court.

It was gathered that the ex-governor who is now pleading for judicial concessions to enable him pay the judgment debt had earlier in his defence in court claimed that the soft loan granted to him by the creditor was a donation for his campaign which the judge dismissed on the ground that the defendant did not bring any convincing evidence.

The judgement creditor had further filed a motion seeking order of the court to auction the properties recovered from the residence of the ex-governor.

Next court hearing on the matter will be towards month end.


Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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