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Emeka Anyaoku reveals why he distanced himself from Atiku’s book launch.

Ex Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, gave his reasons for not attending the book launch by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday.

Anyaoku said he was not properly invited to the occasion and was not conferred before his name was publicized as a special guest of honour.

According to Anyaoku, information was shared in the media, indicating that he would be a Special Guest of Honour at Atiku Abubakar’s book presentation scheduled for September 28 at Chida Hotels Events Centre in Abuja.

Chief Anyaoku in a statement said that no one conferred him orderly and he never accepted to attend the event, summing up that he remains impartial while praying for the emergence of a capable leader in 2023

The statement read:

“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, I wish to unequivocally state that nobody 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.”