Anambra state Governor Willie Obiano has reacted to comments we was alleged to have made and published by some national dailies on the transfer of Boko Haram prisoners to federal prisons in the state. The prisoners transfer has spurred protests against it. In a statement by James Eze, Obiano’s senior special assistant on media, the governor denied speaking to the Vanguard and Daily Independent, which published the story in their Friday, July 3, 2015 editions. Eze said two earlier statements by Obiano on the issue showed a different position to what the newspapers published. Obiano said he had assured the people in the statements about his engagement “with the relevant authorities to achieve a peaceful resolution of the issue”. Obiano says his “commitment to this extremely sensitive issue remains the same”. He blamed his erroneous portrayal on the matter to “bitter politics” by “those who are not held back by any moral considerations in their pursuit of power, cheap popularity and vendetta”. Obaino said those behind the wrongful impression of him on the matter “are free to play with the agony of the people for their narrow interests”, while he believes “certain things are bigger than politics”. The governor “appeals to Ndi Anambra to go about their normal businesses while he continues to engage the relevant authorities on the matter,” the statement stated.