Anambra- Media houses were on Thursday barred from covering the inaugural ceremony of Prof. Charles Soludo transition committee in Anambra state just as governor Willie Obiano shunned the event.
The governor was expected to grace the occasion but was visibly absent raising the suspicion of possible rift between the two. Journalists who went to the venue of the ceremony to cover the inauguration were denied entry into the hall on the ground that they were not needed.
Among the media house denied entry are Daily Trust, News Agency of Nigeria NAN , New Telegraph , ThisNigeria, Guardian ,Nigeria Pilot , Leadership, Daily Times and others.
All efforts made by the journalists to convince the committee that they were supposed to cover the inauguration proved abortive. A member of the media team said that they are not interested in Daily Trust and others to cover the programme.
According to the man whose identity is not known the committee has its own media team to cover the event. When contacted the Anambra state commissioner for information and public enlightenment Mr. C. Don Adinuba said he and the governor are not in the programme.
He said that he is not a member of the committee, noting that he has serious businesses in the ministry of information. The governor is not there and I am not there. I am not bordered being there. I have more serious things doing in the ministry ” he said.