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Ojukwu wanted next gov from Anambra North -Obi

By DAVID ONWUCHEKWA, Nnewi

Governor  Peter Obi of Anambra State has  reiterated his commitment to Anambra North producing his successor, insisting it was necessary in order to maintain equity, fairness and justice.

Governor Obi made this known while answering questions on APGA commitment that the next governor will come from Anambra North  during the town hall meeting at Onitsha North Local Government headquarters on Thursday.

“Our leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu died a man of honour and he fought the cause of justice till his last breath. Together with him, we made a firm commitment that after my humble self,  that the next governor of the state would come from Anambra North.

During the electioneering campaign in 2010, all the candidates promised to support Anambra North. I urge them to be honourable and keep their words,” Obi said. He also debunked the crisis in APGA insisting that the party remained one.

On how a candidate would emerge, Obi said that the decision to give the State the best candidate was that of the people of the senatorial zone (Anambra North) and called on them to cultivate strength of character that would enable them  remain focused and resist undue distraction from any quarter.

Commenting on the second Niger Bridge, Obi said that he had lost count of how many times the issue was raised by the South-East and himself personally with the President and the Minister of Works, as well as other relevant stakeholders. He appealed to the people to thank the President as the project is on course.

On the rumoured plan by the state to expel non indigenes from the markets in the state, the governor said there was no iota of truth in the rumour. He called on all residents to be law-abiding and perform their civic obligations at all times.

Following the commendation on the improved security situation in the country, the governor assured that it would continue to improve everyday as part of the long term plans to make the state remain attractive to investors. He called on the people to shun life styles that constitute security risk, including over indulgence in material wealth, undue excesses and abuse of privileges and should question those who have questionable sources of wealth.

The member representing Onitsha South 11 in the state House of assembly, Mrs  Beverley Ikpeazu Nkemdiche noted that Governor Obi’s administration had stabilized the state and spread democracy dividends across. He reeled out projects Obi had done in Onitsha, adding  that the commercial city  was witnessing its glorious era under the administration.

The chairman of the occasion and Commissioner for Local Government, Mrs  Azuka Enemuo recalled the deplorable condition of infrastructure and atmosphere of insecurity that pervaded the state before the inception of Governor Obi’s administration and noted that through dedicated leadership and prudent management of resources, the governor had transformed all parts of the state.

The leader of the Muslim community in Onitsha, Alhaji Iliyasu Ashu commended the governor for carrying everybody along, irrespective of tribe and religion and for laying a foundation for the state as had never done before now.

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11 Comments

  1. Lawrence July 27, 2013 at 5:59 am

    Thank you his excellency for keeping to your campaign promises. That makes a man.

  2. oyii July 27, 2013 at 7:02 am

    OKWUTE ndi IGBO carry go”

  3. Uchebest July 27, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Peoples vote will decide..its’ yur work to zone Apga candidate to Anambra North and its’ left for Anambra pple to use their vote to decide…..who governs them.

  4. oyii July 27, 2013 at 9:11 am

    @uchebest APC can never win Anambra state election if hey like let them bring Ngige x2 they can never smell it, we hve gone far than that

  5. Power July 27, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Who ever that is coming out either north or south should be God fearing.

  6. kola amodu July 27, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    All hail governor DR. Chris Ngige de man who will be de next governor of Anambra state. Allah bless my humble self n bless Ngige. So shall it be,amen.

  7. Sir nwabufo okoye ksji July 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Ngige is our man cum rain cum shine. If not Dr Chris nwabueze ngige. OON ONWA, who else?

  8. Okejeme paschal July 27, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Which Ngige? Mtcheeeew nkwugheri

  9. infinity July 27, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    na lie ooo! Ojukwu did not tell obi that the next governor of anambra should come from the north. I know that ojukwu can only tell obi to go and deliver anambra state but he did not do it rather obi came to power and started making plans on how to own apga and run it as his private business. Nothing to show that awka is the state capital, increased school fees for university students, poor funding of the univesity(ANSU igbarian campus is the worst in nigeria in terms of infrastructure) nothing ..nothing …the governor cant show any meaningful achievement he the eight years as the governor. obi pls leave us alone ojukwu did not tell u anything!!

  10. Odogwu_Aganaga July 27, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    even the one wey him talk ino do am. apga na yeye. but naijaria self na yeye. any man wey wack belle-ful him begin de talk apga apga. naijarians dey craze. dem dey make juju and go church de same time. even church people of naijaria no good; dem dey tif well well. dem dey grab people wife shah. behave like Jesus Christ? whosai???

  11. Anointed July 28, 2013 at 1:05 am

    May the spirit of IKEMBA strick you to death for mentioning his name. When you were fighting UMEH, you did not rember the word of OJUKWU rather you went and brought the enemies of OJUKWU to fight his anointed APGA chairman….YOUR POLITICAL CARIER WILL SOON DIE.

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