Group endorses Obiano for second term

Willie Obiano

The Anambra North People’s Assembly has endorsed Gov. Willie Obiano for the Anambra governorship election, slated for Nov. 18.The group made the endorsement at the end of its meeting in Aguleri, near Awka on Monday.

The assembly said that Obiano was adopted as its sole candidate because of his achievements in the past three and half years.

The endorsement, followed a motion moved by a political stalwart, Chief Mike Areh, and seconded by the member representing Anambra East Constituency in the state’s house of assembly, Mr Obinna Emenaka.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the group had constituted a committee, headed by a former Minister of Health, Dr Tim Menakaya.

They were given a mandate to select a suitable candidate from all the political parties.

Menakaya told newsmen that Obiano was found eligible to pilot the affairs of the state for the next four years.

Collaborating Menakaya’s statement, a Federal lawmaker, Mr Gabriel Onyenwife (APGA-Oyi), said that Obiano had done well and deserved a second term.

“I have been in the Anambra State House of Assembly since 2007 to 2015 and headed various sensitive committees.

“I can give account of financial transactions in the state and can commend Obiano’s style of leadership, he is doing very well.

“The governor had done credibly well as a person. We should give him a second chance to finish his mission for the state,’’ Onyenwife said.

Some elected officers from Anambra North Senatorial District were present at the meeting, including members of the state assembly from the area as well as Sen. Emma Anosike.

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