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The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Saturday said the immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, was not fleeing from Nigeria before his arrest on Thursday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that addressing journalists in Awka, the National Coordinator, APGA Media Warriors Forum, Evang Chinedu Obigwe, said the party frowned at the “media trial” of Obiano. Obigwe condemned the EFCC for not inviting Obiano before going after him.

“In the absence of an invitation from the EFCC, you don’t expect him not to travel out of the country to go and enjoy a well-deserved rest. I don’t agree with the claim that Obiano was running out of the country before EFCC arrested him,” Obigwe said.

“He was living his normal life and going about his normal business because he has no skeleton in his cupboard. Assuming EFCC extended an invitation to him and he refused to go, it will be a different issue.

“If EFCC claims that he enjoyed immunity while he was governor, they should have extended an invitation to him and made it clear to him that they want him to report to their office immediately after handing over to his successor. Had it been the agency did this, Obiano will honour their invitation.”