Anambra Guber: Traditional Rulers in Dunukofia Endorse Obiano

By James Eze

The campaign train of Chief Willie Obiano, the APGA candidate for the November 16, 103 gubernatorial election in Anambra State swept through Dunkofia recently, garnering an overwhelming endorsement of all the traditional rulers in Dunukofia kingdom in Anambra Central Senatorial Zone, the supposed stronghold of APC candidate, Senator Chris Ngige and PDP flag-bearer, Mr. Tony Nwoye.

The traditional rulers who turned out in one accord at Umunnachi to receive Obiano's campaign and bestow their royal blessings on the APGA candidate are Igwe F U Onochie of Umunnachi, Igwe Dr. Emeka Iluno of Ifite Dunu, Igwe T C Tagbo of Ukwullu, Onowu Raphael Chukwurah, regent of Umudioka and Crown prince Nwaegwu of Nawgu community.

The traditional rulers who mobilized their various communities to a rally that attracted a mammoth crowd at Dunukofia were unanimous in their view that APGA candidate, Chief Obiano is the best out of the 23 gubernatorial candidates seeking election in the November 16, 2013 poll.

Earlier in a private gathering the traditional rulers had assured the APGA candidate of their support and bestowed their blessing on him. During the meeting, Chief Obiano had also assured the royal fathers that his administration would build on the achievements of the Peter Obi administration to lift Anambra State to the status of Nigeria's leading industrializing state.

According to him, Governor Obi has graciously built the super-structure for accelerated development and what Anambra requires is a thoroughbred technocrat like him who has the competence and a vast network of contacts to build on Obi's foundation and put Anambra on the map of model states in West Africa.

The APGA flag-bearer revealed that his 4-Cs concept and the Anambra Wheel of Development were developed to address the basic issues of development in the state and to ensure that there is continuity in the promotion of the great projects that the current APGA government in the state is implementing.

“We shall continue, complete, commission and commence a set of revolutionary initiatives that will fast track the realization of the development needs of the state and reposition Anambra as the leader in industrialization,” Chief Obiano promised and further assured that his government would use Agriculture, trade and commerce, oil & gas and industrialization to turn the state around.

The Dunkofia rally attracted a huge crowd of enthusiastic people who sang the praises of Chief Obiano and cheered ceaselessly when he mounted the podium to address them.