Obiano denies altercation with US immigration

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has rubbished reports that he was stopped from returning to Nigeria by authorities in the United States of America.

Online reports had said the governor was stopped from returning to Nigeria because of an altercation he had with some airport officials.

However, Obiano, through the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C-Don Adinuba, described the story as rubbish.

Adinuba said, “The governor travelled with a diplomatic passport. So, the story is rubbish. It’s nonsensical and foolish to think that somebody with a diplomatic passport can be stopped from returning to his country for any reason by airport authorities.

“We know the author of that garbage. He is an aide to a governorship aspirant. He was jobless until he was engaged recently by the aspirant and he wants to impress his paymaster.”

The National Coordinator of the All Progressives Grand Alliance Media Warriors, Chinedu Obigwe said, “The return of the governor to the country clothed the opposition elements behind the fabricated tissue of lies with shame.”


  1. Holding a diplomatic passport does not mean that he cannot be stopped by immigration and boarder controls but rather, he would be accorded certain privileges like informing Nigerian authorities should there be any need to prevent him, holders of diplomatic passports also require VISAS like everyone else and VISAS can be cancelled meaning they will be refused entry, can someone with diplomatic passport caught with prohibited substances or who commits a crime be allowed to walk free because of that? people should get their facts right before opening moth in public domain

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