OBI, FATHER OF MODERN ANAMBRA -COMMUNITY LEADER
A community leader in Anambra State, Chief Anthony Agidigbo Oguejiofor has commended the Governor of Anambra State for what he called 'the significant progress the state has made since Obi became the governor.' He made this known in a statement he made available to the press in Awka yesterday.
Chief Oguejiofor noted that Anambra State had witnessed the greatest infrastructural development under Governor Obi. Explaining, he said the state had not had it so good in all sectors of development such as roads, education, commerce and industry and care for the environment. He urged the governor to remain committed to the people of the state who love him so much and not to godfathers that used to be the bane of the state.
Chief Oguejiofor noted that the greatest achievement of the governor was in the return of peace and stability to the state. In his words: 'In the past, Anambra was noted for recklessness and political brigandage, the climax of which was the burning down of the state in November 2004 during the illegal government of Dr. Chris Ngige. At that time, we from Anambra were even afraid of our own state. In fact it was noted for unsavoury political scandals of all colours.'
He insisted that obi should be considered as the father of the modern Anambra State, arguing that by his own brand of politics and human relations, he had restored full peace to the state, which, according to him had led to more economic and commercial activities in the state. He therefore called on the people of the state to continue to identify with him and what he stood for.
Agidigbo also called on Anambrarians to register en masse for the exercise of their franchise in the coming elections, cautioning that if the people failed to participate in government, the bad ones would have the opportunity of governing the state again.