Anambra elections:Gov Obi campaigns hard for Obiano

The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA candidate in the November 16 governorship election in Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has unfolded a 10-Point Strategic Plan that revolves around education, health, environment, infrastructural development, as well as commerce and industry.
Other areas Obiano said he would give priority if elected included agriculture, security and social welfare, housing and urban development, tourism, sports, youth development and administration and civil service.
He spoke in an interview with newsmen, in Lagos, weekend adding that he was ready to take the state to a new level of development, if elected.
Obiano, who retired as a banker after over 30 years of service, said that Governor Peter Obi’s solid foundation in the state can only be useful if someone with a track record of excellent performance was allowed to succeed him and expand the vision.
His words: “Governor Peter Obi has given us a new Anambra; a great place where positive changes are taking place. Ndi Anambra cannot allow our beloved state to take a slide into the dark days again. We have seen the light. We cannot return to darkness. My running mate, Dr. Nkem Okeke and I are prepared to expand the current development paradigm in the state. We have the experience and the academic and professional pedigree to give Anambra a purposeful leadership.”
He further said that “for Anambra State to become the first choice investment destination and the hub for industrialization and commercial activities,’’ he would create a socially stable and business friendly environment that would attract both indigenes and foreigners to seek wealth creating opportunities in the area.
Obiano further explained that at the core of his administrative strategy for Anambra lies the “3Cs Paradigm” which loosely stands for Continue, Complete and Commission all ongoing projects of Governor Peter Obi.
Earlier in his opening remarks, Governor Obi explained that the choice of Chief Obiano and Dr. Okeke was made in the overall interest of the state.
“I challenge other parties to present the credentials of their candidates for people to see. Chief Obiano and Dr. Okeke are clearly ahead of their rivals educationally, professionally and managerially,” he said, adding that it would be wrong to hand over the business of the state to people who have not managed their own personal businesses well enough.
“Anambra State deserves better than the candidates that other parties are putting forward for this election. The minimum for Anambra should at least be a university degree. This is because our world has changed and the task of running a state has local and international dimensions that only a sound education can place one on a comfortable pedestal to navigate. That is why APGA chose a team with the right backgrounds and competence for the job,” he declared.
According to him, a state like Anambra, with a super-abundance of talents, skills, experience and gifted people deserves the kind of leadership that would attract the envy of its contemporaries. “Anambra is too blessed with human and material resources to play second fiddle to any state of the federation.
Anambrarians are a discerning people. We are hopeful that they will give us their votes because we have a clear idea of what to do to restore Anambra State to its full glory,” he added.
In his own remarks, APGA Chairman, Chief Victor Umeh said the party had an obligation to field a team that would sustain the momentum of governance in the state and push the boundaries of development to a new height.
“Chief Willie Obiano and Dr. Nkem Okeke are outstanding Nigerians who have excelled in their chosen careers. Their backgrounds are verifiable and their records of service are in the public domain.

We took our time to select a team that will make other candidates develop serious doubts about themselves. Anambra will be better with Obiano and Okeke in charge. We hope our people will acknowledge this effort by voting them into office.”

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