Why Anambra North Should Produce Next Governor – Obi
Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State has reassured the people of Anambra North senatorial district of his wish to hand over power to any of their kinsmen when he is leaving the Government House, Awka next year.
He said it was only fair that Anambra North produces his successor because Anambra Central where he comes from had ruled the state for 11 of the 22 years of its creation, while Anambra South had occupied the rest of the years in office, leaving Anambra North without even a day in office as governor.
Addressing a gathering of Anambra North Forum and other stakeholders from the seven Local government areas in the zone at the palace of the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, Governor Obi reminded the people that his preference of Anambra North zone to produce his successor on March 17, 2014 was part of his 2010 campaign promises.
Fairness, he said, demanded that the people of Anambra North Senatorial zone should be allowed to produce the next governor in order to give the people a sense of belonging.
“The choice is yours to give Anambra electorate a candidate that will be acceptable to them and who will rule without discriminating against any group,” he said.
In his speech, Hon. Ralph Okeke, expressed the resolve of the people to pursue the governorship project with the commitment it deserved, adding that they had agreed never to play a second fiddle, this time around.
Dr. Tim Menakaya commended Governor Obi for identifying with them in the governorship project and pledged the resolve of his people not to compromise on the isue.
In his vote of thanks, Chief Mike Areh said that the people of the zone had both the will and the might to achieve their goal and thanked the governor for his interest and commitment.
The event was attended by senators Margery Okadigbo and Alphonsus Igbeke, Hon. Raphael Okeke, Dr. Alex Obiogbolu and traditional rulers from the zone.