Senator Ubah blames Gov Soludo for Flavour’s choice to hold father’s burial in Enugu

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The governor of Anambra, Chukwuma Soludo, has been held accountable by senator Ifeanyi Ubah, who represents Anambra South, for Flavour’s choice to bury his father in Enugu rather than his hometown of Anambra.

The funeral service for Benjamin Onyemaechi Okoli, who passed away last month, was conducted by Flavour on Saturday.

Although the singer’s family is originally from Umunze in Orumba South LGA, Anambra, he was born in Enugu.

The nightlife promoter, Cubana Chief Priest, who was present at the event revealed that the burial ceremony was originally scheduled for Umunze, in the state of Anambra.

He added that Flavour shifted the celebration from Anambra state to Enugu because of security concerns.

Ubah apologised to Flavour in a statement sent on Monday through his media advisor Kamen Ogbonna for the “poor security” and blamed Soludo for “failing to improve the situation in Umunze.”

Additionally, he said that attempts to address the region’s insecurity had been hampered by Soludo’s meddling.

“I apologise to Chinedu Okoli (Mr. Flavour) for missing this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate the life and time of his father in his hometown,” he said.

“I would have secured Orumba and the entire Anambra South senatorial district if the state government hadn’t stopped my security initiative, despite its success in the Nnewi Pilot program.

“The state government’s actions have left my constituents vulnerable to security threats, particularly in areas currently under siege by non-state actors, which would have been liberated by now. I will continue to advocate for the security and well-being of my people, despite the obstacles.

“In 2023, I launched the security initiative aimed to provide comprehensive security coverage for the Anambra South senatorial district.

“Following its success in Nnewi, plans were underway to expand the programme to Orumba North and South, Aguata, Ihiala, Nnewi South, and Ekwusigo. However, the state government’s interference halted the initiative’s progress, introducing politics into security matters and prioritizing the governor’s second-term bid over the welfare of the people.

“We used a combination of artificial intelligence, local intelligence, walkie-talkies, and 4G High Definition CCTV security networking systems to achieve this.

“The state government’s actions have left my constituents vulnerable to security threats, particularly in areas currently under siege by non-state actors, which would have been liberated by now. I will continue to advocate for the security and well-being of my people, despite the obstacles.”