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Willie Obiano, APGA Governorship Candidate

By Charles Ajunwa

The standard bearer of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the November 16 governorship election in Anambra State, Willie Obiano, Tuesday assured the people of the state of a new and better life under his government.

Obiano, who disclosed this in Awka, assured the people of the state that their long deferred hope of a life of abundance has finally come within a touching distance.

“As Nigeria marks her 53rd Independence anniversary, I am reminded of the fact that most countries in Africa owe their Independence today to the vision and sacrifices of the sons and daughters of Anambra State. I am reminded of the overawing influence of the Owelle of Onitsha, Dr, Nnamdi Azikiwe, the intellectual activism and rigour of Mokwugo Okoye, Nwafor Orizu, Kenneth Dike, MCK Ajuluchuku, Professor Kenneth Onwuka Dike, Chief Louis Odumegwu Ojukwu and Chief Louis Mbanefo among others.

“When I look back at the pioneering contributions of our ancestors to Nigeria and Africa's greatness, I am assured of our collective capacity to turn things around in Anambra State and reclaim the glory that once belonged to our people. I am assured of our capacity for greatness once again because we know the sons of who we are.

“Today, we see the sun rise with greater certainty than before because we can see hope in the near horizon. Governor Peter Obi has given us hope. He has laid the super-structure for our greatness and with your kind support and votes; I hope to push the frontiers of development further in Anambra State.

I want to make you live your dreams; today, not tomorrow, not one moment longer,” Obiano declared.

According to him, the foundation for good governance, transparency and accountability that the APGA government under Obi has laid in Anambra State is a visionary and revolutionary basis for the emergence of a modern society where people's aspirations and dreams are matched by the favourable realities of their daily lives.

“Governor Obi has demystified governance. I am here to continue that tradition and bring the benefits of purposeful leadership closer to our people. Anambra State is too blessed with human and material resources to be trapped at the bottom of development with other less gifted states. We have enough capacity to lift ourselves out of the valley of despair to the mountaintop of hope,” Chief Obiano further stated.

According to him, his 10-Pillars of Development which is the core of his blueprint for Anambra State was specifically conceived to establish a new paradigm of growth and development that will take Anambra to a whole new universe of change and prosperity.

“I have a well-articulated plan that enunciates what we shall do in education, health, Infrastructural development, agriculture, security and social welfare, housing and urban development, tourism, sports and youth development, the environment, commerce and industry and civil service and administration to unlock our people's hidden potentials. All these are a part of the larger manifesto of APGA which was conceived to usher in a new approach to governance in Igbo land."