From: David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi
Leaders of Ojoto community in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State have told Governor Willie Obiano that he should not dissipate energy to campaign in the area for his reelection as they assured him 99.9 percent support during the forth-coming November 18 gubernatorial election.
Ojoto community gave the assurance at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, during a town hall meeting organised by Stakeholders for Willie Obiano Second Tenure to sensitise the electorate in the area ahead of the governorship election in the state.
Leaders of the community led by High Chief Gerald Mbamalu, the legend of Ojoto, in the presence of their subjects said that the Governor had fulfilled most of his electioneering campaign promises as to be voted for the second tenure to complete projects he inherited and the ones he started. They said that Governor Obiano should go home and sleep as they were sure that he would complete his second tenure.
They, however, pleaded with Governor Obiano to work on some of their roads including the Oba-Nnewi road.
One of the chiefs, John Okigbo popularly called Onwa, in the community was categorical about government appointment, noting that the community had only been given a Special Assistant to the Governor which, he said, was not enough compared to the community’s support for Governor Obiano in the last election.
National coordinator of the Governor Obiano Support Group, Chief Ekene Enefe, told the community leaders that the essence of the town hall meeting was to bring government close to the grassroots.
He mandated them to delegate about ten people from amongst themselves to go along with the leadership of the Obiano support group on an appointed date to have one to one discussion with the Governor concerning what the community needed. He assured them that the Governor would not waste time in tackling their problems.
He told them that anybody who had seen what the Governor Obiano administration had done in less than four years in the areas of security, agriculture, youth empowerment, social infrastructure would like to give him the support for a second tenure for him to do more.
Chief Ekene told the audience that the people who had come out to seek the mandate of Anambra people for governorship election would rather drag the State backward “with their clueless programmes.”
Other community leaders present at the meeting include High Chief Joseph Obima, High Chief Chidi Nwabunike, High Chief Okey Omufor, High Chief Vincent Adinkora Orji and High Chief Amobi Adilika.