Published On: Sat, Aug 12th, 2017

Obiano Discloses Two Striking Reasons Why He Is Running For Second Term In Anambra State. Read For More Details.

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Governor of Anambra State,  Chief Willie Obiano has disclosed reasons why he was running for a second term in the upcoming governorship election.

The Governor had cited the need to take development further to the grassroots in the state as well as to complete pending projects for seeking a second term.

While Speaking to journalists on Friday in Abuja, after returning his nomination form for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives (APGA) said that the state government was bankrolling both the cost of treating the injured and burial of dead victims of the attack.

Obiano, while Speaking further on why he was running for a second term, said he wanted to institutionalise the achievements he had made in his first term and to actualise some ongoing projects like the Anambra airport which he assured was going to come on stream in two years.

According to him, in less than three years, every town in Anambra state had experienced government’s presence to the tune of N40 million.

He stated his target to be that by the time he has completed an eight years service in office, every town in the state would have tremendously improved on their infratructure.

He expressed confidence at the possibility of winning the election, adding that virtually all major in the state had been lighted up and beautified.

He said that so far his government had achieved 66% target in internally generated revenue.

“In agriculture, the state is doing very well and has attained self-sufficiency in rice production. We consume 320,000 metric tonnes and now we produce 375,000 metric tonnes per annum, from 80,000 metric tonnes when we assumed office.

“What I want to leave behind as my legacy when I leave office after eight years is to ensure that Anambra state is self-sufficient in the its revenue sources so that we will not have to be waiting for Abuja to run the affairs of governance,” he  said.

He opined that agriculture was the major employer of Labour in Anambra State. 

While speaking on the crisis rocking the party, he said there was no faction in the party, adding that the only leader of APGA remains Chief Victor Ike Oye.

Speaking on the same issue, former national chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh said that the activities by a factional group was a non-issue and would not affect the chance of the party.

“We have been on the process for our governorship primaries but the other side has not sold any form, we have not heard that they are doing anything towards organising their primaries maybe they will enter their room and concoct a name and send to the INEC but of course it will be thrown into the trash can, ” he said.

He assured that the party was ready to checkmate rigging at the November 8, governorship election, adding that, “we know how they are doing the rigging and we will block it”.

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