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Anambra Poll: South East Economic Summit Endorse Obiano In Enugu

By James Eze

Delegates at the 2013 South East Economic Summit holding presently at Nike Lake Hotel and Resort Enugu has endorsed Chief Willie Obiano as the preferred candidate for the Anambra State governorship election slated for November 16 2013.

The endorsement came on the heels of a brilliant presentation by the Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency Mr. Peter Obi, which highlighted the development strides in Anambra State due to a careful implementation of the Anambra Integrated Development Strategy (ANIDS) with verifiable achievements in all sectors including education, health, security, roads infrastructure, women and youths, etc.

Governor Obi, who shied away from campaigns as he spoke, still made the case for sustainable development in Anambra and the need for capable hands to take over the reins of governance in the state after his tenure as the major reason the APGA gubernatorial candidate Chief Willie Obiano is supported by ndi Anambra. The event which was chaired by His Excellency Chief OJO Maduekwe, Nigerian Ambassador to Canada, holds under the theme "Opening up South East Nigeria for increased trade and investment.”

Earlier in thought provoking opening remarks, Chief Maduekwe had observed that for the South East to leap forward “we must strive to practice more of politics of development and less of divisive parochialism. Speaking figuratively, Maduekwe advised Ndigbo to imbibe the character traits and carriage of the bees that focus more on building and reject and renounce the attributes of locusts that only destroy and devour.

Chief Maduekwe also extolled the virtues of Governor Peter Obi for saving “Anambra State from the shackles of locusts and desperadoes and putting the state on the track of rapid development.

Following these remarks which attracted a resounding ovation the Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Chido Obidiegwu with the permission of the Chairman conducted a voice vote of the delegates on whether they would support or otherwise “Continuity” and sustainable development in line with Governor Peter Obi's achievements in Anambra state to which a resounding “yeah” reverbrated with no dissenting voice.

This is yet another endorsement of the APGA guber candidate of Chief Willie Obiano, who is running on continuity and sustainability of the development in Anambra State, a common theme at most gathering where Anambrarians converge especially the APGA campaign rallies for the November 16, 2013 governorship elections.