Obi insists on Anambra north for governor


Anambra North must produce the next governor, Governor Peter Obi insisted yesterday.
Obi also denied endorsing any candidate for the post in his party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
In a statement on his behalf by Commissioner for Information and Culture Joe-Martins Uzodike, Obi criticised those who accused him of playing god on the issue of his successor describing their claim as “laughable” and the antics of those who by their conduct obviously do not believe in god.
According to him, Obi was playing god simply because he said that since Anambra North, having not provided a governor in 22 years, should be, in the spirit of equity and fair play be allowed to produce one.
He said: “Rather than play fair somebody said the governor was playing god, is it Okija Shrine that he should play”, the Commissioner asked.

“All over the country, states are going for fairness and equity in distribution of political posts. Enugu, Edo, Ebonyi, Abia, among others are all saying that governorship should move to a particular zone for the sake of equity. Even in Abia, they have what they call charter of equity, where it is clearly spelt out.

Obi asked all the contenders for governor to stop dropping his name but to prepare for the election adequately.
Obi described as “mischievous” those associating him with endorsing a candidate, asking Anambra North to produce their best candidates in APGA.

“Today, while a number of them have come out, with competitive advantages to rival the best of other zones. We have the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, an international Civil Servant; we have Dr. 
Chike Obidigbo, a renowned industrialist; we have Mr. Tony Nnaecheta, who was an ex MD of a Bank; we have Chief Willie Obiano, who was an Executive Director in a Bank, among others. With this array of people from the Zone, nobody can say the zone lacks quality people,” the Commissioner said



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