Thursday, 15 June 2017

Group urges Anambra non indigenes to shun opposition parties

As the heat for Anambra State gubernatorial poll gets tougher, a concerned media group has urged non indigenes in Anambra not to vote any of the opposition parties into power come Nov 18. 2017 governorship election in the state.

In a statement made available to newsmen in Awka on 14th June 2017, the Executive Director of Independent Media Support Organization (IMSO, Obiano-2017), Ogbuefi Comr Harris Chuma (Ogene Igbo) said Anambra would fair better if Gov. Willie Obiano is reelected. He observed that opposition parties in the state have not seen anything good in the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) or the achievements of Governor Willie Obiano's administration.

Ogbuefi Comr Harris Chuma said that across the length and breath of the state, there is a consensus by the traditional and religious Leaders to support Gov. Obiano's continuity in office. The wish of the majority of indigenes of Anambra is to have Chief Willie Obiano reelected on Nov.18 is resounding.
Comr Chuma stated that in the history of Anambra state, non indigenes and indeed other ethnic nationalities have never had it so good in terms of the robust relationship existing with the host communities.

" Gov. Obiano is a detribalized Leader, he treats all with equality, with no tribal sentiments, always encouraging non indigenes to live in peace and harmony. Little wonder, there has been no case of ethnic clashes since inception of his administration. Non indigenes in the state are very comfortable living and doing business in Anambra " Chuma said

It is gathered that non indigenes in several groups have only but recently, commended Gov. Obiano for his achievements in the area of security, saying Anambra is the safest in South east region of Nigeria. They have also, urged Gov. Willie Obiano to go for second term pledging their support and solidarity. Mr Segun Adefemi a prominent business man and fashionista residing in Onitsha said "after a statewide consultation that non indigenes in the state especially the Yoruba have elected to support Gov. Obiano's second term bid in order to consolidate and complete the massive infrastructural projects he initiated across the state.

Segun, also called on all Yoruba and other non indigenes in Anambra to support wholeheartedly the continuity of Gov Obiano in office. "shun cash and carry politics, do not subject yourself to be used as a trade off for anybody's personal ambition." He cautioned.

Source: Independent Media Support Org.(Obiano 2017)

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