Obiano Sworn In As Anambra State Governor
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, March 17, (THEWILL) - Dr.
Willie Obiano Monday took the oath of office as Governor of Anambra State for a tenure of four years following the expiration of the tenure of Governor Peter Obi, who served the state for eight years.
The ceremony was held at the Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka and had in attendance Obi as well as other dignitaries including the Special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on inter party matters, Senator Ndii Obi, who stood in for the President.
In his address to the large crowd that witnessed the swearing in ceremony, Governor Obiano thanked voters for choosing wisely in electing him alongside his deputy, Dr.
Nkem Okeke to lead the state.
Excerpts from his address reads: 'Beloved Anambrarians, with humility, I stand before you today, to accept this historic responsibility that you have given to me to serve.
Our great leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, advised Ndigbo that only wise political choices would ensure their survival as a nation within a nation.
I am proof that you heeded that advice.
'I wish to assure you that you made a wise choice when you voted me and Dr.
Nkem Okeke as your governor and deputy governor.
Not only that, in voting for our great party, the All Progressive Grand Alliance, you once again listened to the wise advice of the great American Civil Rights leader, Dr Martin Luther King Jnr, that; 'We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools'