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Peter Obi’s community endorses Obiano for 2nd term … And traders mobilize for incumbent gov

Agulu, the hometown of  former Gov. Peter Obi, of Anambra State, has overwhelmingly endorsed the candidature of the incumbent governor, Chief Willie Obiano, for a second term. The endorsement came as the Governor arrived in Agulu to commission a road constructed by a private citizen by the name Ugochukwu R. Orji, popularly known as Ikeoha Agulu.
The commissioning was festive. The former national chairman of APGA and chairman of Governor Willie Obiano Reelection Campaign Committee, Chief Sir Victor Umeh OFR (Ohamadike Ndigbo), the wife of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu (Ikemba Nnewi), Chief (Amb) Mrs Bianca Odimegwu Ojukwu, and the Commissioner for Road Construction, Road Furniture and Road Maintenance, Hon Law Chinwuba were in the Governor’s entourage.
They were received by the traditional ruler of Agulu, HRH Igwe Innocent Obodoakor, Member of Board of Trustees of APGA, Chief Dr (Mrs) Ifeyinwa Obegolu (Adaigbo), Member Representing Anaocha 1 Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Chief Charles Okoye (Odenigbo Agulu), TC chairman of Anaocha LGA, Hon Engr. Ikeobi Ejiofor (Ikeoha), the commissioner for Diaspora, Hon Barr. Mrs Stella Onuorah, the President General of Agulu People’s Union (APU), Chief Andy Oraekwelu, Ochendo Agulu, the SSA to the Governor on Inter-party Matters, Hon Chief Ben Obi (Mbuze Agulu), SSA to the Governor on Diaspora, Hon Cy Agupugo, Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants from Agulu and nearby communities, numerous social and cultural groups, and others.
The Igwe of Agulu called on the people to support the incumbent government, and ensure that Gov. Obiano wins in the November gubernatorial elections in the state.
“Agulu community will never support opposition. Peter Obi told us while he was in office to never support opposition government, and that is where we stand”, he said.
The traditional ruler, Igwe Innocent Obodoakor, the President General of Agulu People’s Union (APU), Chief Andy Oraekwelu, Chief Charles Okoye and the traditional prime minister, Chief Ben Obi took turns to welcome the governor. They thanked him for the good works he has done for the community. They enumerated several projects left uncompleted by previous administration under Chief Peter Obi which had been completed by Chief Willie Obiano and some ongoing road constructions and other projects in progress at various locations in the town assuring him of their unanimous support for his re-election.
Igwe APGA further called on the people of Agulu to distance themselves from politics of opposition. He impressed on them that there are no Agulu natives on the ballot on November 18. “Governor Willie Obiano has done well to the people of Agulu. The furniture for the Tulip Hotel in Agulu which Peter Obi abandoned has just arrived. Work is continuing. Obiano is doing good things in Agulu“.
Meanwhile the President of Amalgamated Markets Traders Association Anambra State (AMATAS), Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo, has said that all the market leaders and  traders have been mobilizing support for Governor Willie Obiano second term as the most traders’ friendly governor in November 18 election.
He vowed to resist any attempt by any person or group of persons to rig the forthcoming governorship election in the state, saying that they were very optimistic that the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) would not allow anybody to try such as a matter of credibility.
Ezenwankwo, while speaking with a correspondent in his office said that the incumbent Governor Willie Obiano has the chances of cruising into victory at the polls due his numerous achievements in agriculture, security, infrastructure development, payment of workers’ salaries, N20 community projects, N10 million for markets projects, among others.
According to him, “Nobody can rig election in Anambra state and it can’t even be tried because there would be no lapses to create an avenue for rigging and besides, anybody who wants to govern the state should test his or her popularity through the ballot boxes and not by rigging”.
He stated that he had not yet seen any strong opposition to Obiano from other political parties so far because Obiano had done well in office in all its ramifications to the extent that he had provided enabling environment for the people, as a primary assignment for any responsible government, which now endeared him to the traders.
He insisted that what Obiano had done to the traders was so unprecedented that they had concluded arrangements to vote for him massively.

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