From: David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi
About fifteen communities in Oruumba South Council Area in Anambra South senatorial district have unanimously given their approval for Governor Willie Obiano to complete his second tenure in office.
This was even a pro-Obiano group, the Stakeholders for Obiano Second Tenure, penetrates every nook and cranny of the state to sensitise Anambra people for the governor’s reelection in November.
The communities gave their approval, on Wednesday, at a town hall meeting with National Coordinator of the support group, Chief Ekene Enefe, and they vowed to stand by their belief.
Enefe had told them at the council Secretariat that the essence of the sensitidation was for them to beware of some money bags politicians who would soon invade their communities to buy their votes and consciences which he said might lead to the election of a wrong candidate as Governor during the election “thereby taking Anambra State back to square one.”
Chief Enefe said for Governor Obiano to have conquered security challenges alone in Anambra State was enough reason for him to be reelected, arguing that no meaningful development could take place anywhere without adequate security of lives and property.
He said that it was better to allow a leader already tested to continue than to welcome a new Governor with a new blue print that might spell disaster for the State currently consolidating on the gains of democracy. Chief Enefe warned them to beware of politicians with sweet tongues but full of empty promises. He asked the communities members to raise delegates that would be made to see the Governor one to one at the Government House, Awka for further discussions on how to solve their problems.
Sponsor of the day’s event, Hon Princess Nikky Ugochukwu representing Orumba South in Anambra State House of Assembly said it had been a wonderful experience in Orumba South under Governor Obiano’s dispensation.
She said she had been able to attract roads construction, provided employment opportunities and touching the lives of the less privileged through the help of Obiano’s administration. Princess Ugochukwu made a clarion call to her people to give one hundred percent support to Obiano to continue.
Articulating their immediate demands from the Obiano administration which they said would ginger them to give their unflinching supports, representatives of the communities who spoke one after another mainly talked about poor roads network in their various communities which did not allow them to evacuate their farm produce.
Some of the communities’ spokesmen said the Governor promised to do their roads during his governorship campaign last time but could not fulfil it up till now. They demanded for electricity supply and pipe-borne water at their rural communities as made available to some other communities.
Some of the communities like Umunze demanded deployment of medical personnel to their existing general hospital, provision of water and modern market even as they thanked the Governor for giving them electricity while Ogbunka people appealed for their health centre to be upgraded to a general hospital.
Governor Obiano, represented by his Senior Special Adviser on Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), Hon Uchenna Okafor assured the communities members that their demands and complaints would receive an express attention of the Governor.
Traditional rulers present at the event HRH, Igwe P.N. Eze (Abilikete II of Umunze and his Nawfija counterpart, Igwe C.C. Okeke, among other personalities.