Senator Andy Uba, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant, has said there is no truth in the media reports that no aspirant of the party has paid for forms to contest the Anambra State governorship election.

A media report had days back reported that even though there are about 10 aspirants on the platform of the party, none has paid for the nomination and expression of interest forms, two weeks after the party began sales.

But Uba in a press statement by his media office, described it as falsehood, insisting that Uba had long paid for the forms.

Uba said: “It behoves us to immediately clear the air on the news report which we find as misleading. The report attempted to lump all the aspirants together, both the serious and the unserious, the contenders and the pretenders, the fainthearted and the brave-hearted, which we find as not professional. We are setting the records straight that our principal, Senator Andy Uba has paid for the forms and will in due time be going forward to pick them and submit them.”

Anambra State Commissioner for Public Utilities, Emeka Ezenwanne has been set free at about 1 am on Sunday.

Ezenwanne disclosed that his abductors did not mistreat him. He added that no ransom was paid before his freedom.

Police spokesman Ikenga Tochukwu said Ezenwanne’s freedom followed a joint intense search by the military, police, and other security agencies.

“The commissioner returned home unhurt in the early hours of April 4. He was abducted following the attack at Isuofia Civic Center, where three policemen were killed. Five suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident and there is a manhunt for the fleeing others,” he said.

A tanker offloading kerosene at a filling station in Aguleri in the Anambra East Local Government area has caused a fire outbreak.

It was said to suddenly go up in flames while the offloading was going on. No casualty was recorded in the incident, but the truck was gutted by fire while part of the filling station was razed.

Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident.

On 21/2/2021 at about 3:pm, there was a fire outbreak at Daymaker filling station Aguleri roundabout in Anambra East LGA of Anambra State. The fire allegedly emanated from the tanker laden with DPK (Kerosene) inside the filling station while discharging its content. As a result, the truck was gutted by fire which razed down part of the filling station. Police operatives led by DPO Otoucha Division, CSP Etah Baba, and other Sister Security Agencies quickly mobilized to the scene and cordoned off the area to prevent looting and further catastrophe. The state Fire Service promptly responded when contacted about the incident. The Commissioner of Police, Monday Bala Kuryas appealed to filling station owners to always apply safety precaution while offloading fuel in order to avert similar ugly incidents which could also lead to loss of lives and injuries especially during harmattan periods,” he said.