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Odumegwu-Ojukwu lauds Obi’s style, development strides

By Uzoma Nzeagwu, Awka   |   31 December 2009   |   5:06 am  

Odumegwu-Ojukwu, whose arrival in an All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) helicopter threw the venue into ecstasy as people struggled to catch a glimpse of him, said he would personally be in the field on the day of election and warned all those that believe in rigging to keep off the state.

He also described the governor as an astute manager of men and resources.

Earlier, National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, who commended the people of the area for the overwhelming turnout at the rally, urged them to also come out en masse to cast their votes. He said no other contestant would command the type of crowd that attended the event in their own senatorial districts, much less in Obi’s senatorial district.

Describing the massive turnout as the fruit of the excellent job the governor was doing in the state and in all sectors, he said that a vote for him would guarantee the continuation of the good work.

In his response, Obi, who remarked that he was humbled by the turnout and the outpouring of emotion, said he had nothing to say but to renew his pledge to the people that his integrated development of the state, under which all sectors are being developed simultaneously, would continue.

He cautioned against being deceived by people who make empty promises and assured that his government would not be tied to any external influence.

The APGA chieftain in the area, Titus Anigbogu (Orthon Palace), said there was no reason for the people of the zone not to vote for Obi considering what he had done.

He insisted that all the towns in the area, as in all the parts of the state, had benefited from the governor’s developmental strides.

Using Ekwulobia as an example, he said that under the current administration, the town had witnessed the construction of a bypass (on-going), rebuilding of Maduka Secondary School, the building of a classroom block at the Ekwulobia Boy’s High School, Community Secondary School and the Central School.

He said a borehole had been drilled at the Ekwulobia Girls’ Secondary School, an administrative block for the judiciary constructed, the motor park modernised and the general hospital in the town under massive renovation.

He added that the massive work going on at the Umuchiani erosion site was highly commendable.



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