- A former governor has thrown his weight behind Willie Obiano in the forthcoming November 18, Anambra election
- Chukwuemeka Ezeife urged the people of Anambra to re-elect the incumbent governor of the state
- He said Obiano has succeeded in creating a safe environment for all residents of Anambra state
A former governor of Anambra state, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has thrown his support behind for the second term bid for the flag bearer of the All Progressive Grand Allinace (APGA) in the Anambra gubernatorial election, Willie Obiano.
Ezeife, while speaking at a media conference in Akwa on Sunday, November 12, said Obiano has succeeded in creating a safe environment for all residents of Anambra state.
The governor said security vices such as kidnapping and other criminal activities have been eradicated in the state.
He further called on residents of the state to vote for the incumbent governor during the November 18, state's gubernatorial election.
“Anambra is one of the safest states in Nigeria today. People move without fear, in and out of Anambra. Onitsha roads are now safe.
The truth is that the elders of Anambra had committed to governor Obiano that if he succeeded with solving the security problem, they would support his second term bid. Indeed, it is now a debt we owe. And we should do it with happiness and celebration
I am sure that no knowledgeable person has any doubt that Nigeria, as we know her, has failed. A new Nigeria, restructured with equity, egalitarianism, justice and fairness must emerge from the present rut," Ezeife said.
Ezeife also the people of Anambra to ensure that their exercise the constitutional rights by going out en mass to cast their votes at the poll.
He said: “When it is time for the incumbent governor to leave office and there is no election, the Federal Government will declare a state of emergency.
That government which unleashed Operation Python Dance on us, which humiliated us; that government will choose who will govern the state. I don’t understand why an Igbo man, an Anambra man can take such a stand," Ezeife added.
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Ohanaeze Ndigbo group had cautioned the people of Anambra state on the consequences of boycotting the forthcoming election.
The group warned that if the election is interrupted, the federal government might declare a state of emergency in the state.
Ohanaeze in its warning also accuse those calling for the boycott of the election as enemies of the state.
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