Corruption Chases Commissioner Out of Governor Obiano’s Government

January 4, 2021
Dr Christian Madubuko

By Ahmed Rahma

The Anambra Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Artworks, Culture and Tourism, Dr Christian Madubuko, has resigned his appointment.

The ex-commissioner claimed that “corruption in the system” informed his decision to leave the administration of Governor Willie Obiano, urging him (Mr Obiano) to “rise up and be in charge of his government.”

His letter of resignation dated December 11, 2020  was made available to newsmen on Monday.

“It is my pleasure to thank all of you for the time we spent together in the service of our state; indeed, it was three years of action-packed lessons both positive and negative.

“In the cause of fighting corrupt, individuals holding the state revenue on the throat, all manner of frivolous petitions against me were written to the governor accusing me of several misdeeds.

“They accused me of particularly destabilising our party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and advising the governor to remove me before l do more harm to the party,” Mr Madubuko said in his resignation letter.

The erstwhile Commissioner also claimed that on several occasions, agents of darkness tried to bribe him, noting that, “With all these happenings, it became clear that when you fight corruption, corruption fights back in several forms.

“I came down from Australia to help in developing our state. True to my belief, l worked tirelessly to actualise that dream.

“In working to meet the target, we set up mobile courts and jailed several revenue thieves and significantly raised the state revenue,” he added.

The former Commissioner also said that he fought various “parasitic interests” and secured their conviction, a feat he said he achieved but not without stepping on toes.

“Those toes l stepped on are now in the prowl for my life,” he stressed, alleging that his life was no longer safe.

“In three different occasions, l received baptism of fire by gunmen/assassins. I was equally attacked several times at the Onitsha Main Market by the agents of the revenue criminals.

“All these attempts were to stop me from exposing the people involved in siphoning the state’s revenues into their private pockets to the detriments of the Anambra citizens,” he emphasised.

Mr Madubuko had been a part of the government of Mr Obiano in the past years. Before his last deployment to the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Artworks, Culture and Tourism, he was first the Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Commerce, and later the Commissioner for Road, Rail and Water Transportation.

Rahma Ahmed

Ahmed Rahma is a journalist with great interest in arts and craft. She is also a foodie who loves new ideas. She loves to travel and would love to visit other African countries someday. She is a sucker for historical movies and afrobeat.

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