Anambra Election South Africa-based group endorses Governor Obiano's second term bid

The independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed November 18, 2017 for the governorship election in the state.

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President Muhammadu Buhari (right) with Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano at the State House in Abuja on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 play

President Muhammadu Buhari (right) with Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano at the State House in Abuja on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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Anambra chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) based in South Africa said on Saturday that they have endorsed Gov. Willie Obiano for a second term.

The independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Nov. 18 for governorship election in the state.

Mr Arinze Ekweozor, Chairman of the chapter, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the telephone from Johannesburg, South Africa that they endorsed Obiano because he had transformed the state in his first term.

“ From what we have seen, the governor has transformed the state in four years. There are massive infrastructural developments all over the state.

“ He built fly-over bridges, the first of its kind in the state to ease traffic congestion in the state capital.

“ The governor also built several roads, especially in the rural areas and major cities in the state,” he said.

Ekweozor said the governor put a smile on the faces of the people through regular payment of salaries to workers.

“ At a time the country was witnessing hard times, Gov. Obiano paid workers regularly. This action trickled down to all facets of the state economy because people could go to the market to shop.

“ We are also impressed with his style of administration because he is in touch with the people through consultations and town hall meetings,” he said.

The chairman said that Anambra indigenes in the Diaspora were happy to return home because of improved security in the state.

“ More importantly to us, the governor has commenced the building of a cargo airport. This means that very soon, we will fly home directly from any part of the world,” he said.

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Mr Osita Amalukwue, vice chairman of the chapter, commended the governor for initiating people-oriented projects.

“ Anambra people are proud of his achievements in four years. We decided to endorse him for a second term for continuity.

“We believe that if given another mandate, the governor will take the state to greater heights,” he said.

Amalukwue urged the people to re-elect Obiano to complete the work he started.

“ We are optimistic that the governor will do more for our people. People are happy with the work he had done and the expectation is that the state will witness more achievements if the governor is re-elected,” he said.

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