By Abuchi Onwumelu
The entire members of the Anambra Mandate for Good Governance (AMFGG) last Wednesday congratulated Governor Willie Obiano on his 7th Anniversary as the helmsman of Anambra State.
In a congratulatory message signed by the Acting National President of the Association, Hon Chief Achike Nnamdi, and the National Secretary, Hon Chief Cyprian Okereke, and made available to Fides, the group described Gov Obiano as a gift to Ndi Anambra and the nation in general.
According to the group, Governor Willie Obiano had been able to place Anambra State on the path of progress and had also delivered dividends of democracy to the people of the state, even as they said that Governor Obiano’s seven years as the number one citizen of Anambra State had witnessed massive turnaround in the agricultural and infrastructural sectors; welfare of workers, as well as in the security architecture of the state.
The AMFGG members said the International Conference Centre – ICC; Anambra International Cargo Airport; Awka Township Stadium, which they said, were ongoing capital and legacy projects, would be commissioned anytime soon.
They said that apart from the protection of life and property of Ndi Anambra, he (Obiano) equally provided a healthy economy, as well as provision of basic contemporary infrastructure to improve the quality of lives, adding that the Governor made sure that Church-Government relationship remained cordial and fruitful.
‘He has kept his word. He has kept to his Inaugural Address, “Expanding the Frontiers of Excellence”. In seven years, he has changed the landscape of Anambra State and turned it into a model of excellence,’ they said.
The Good Governance advocates promised to continue to pray and support the Governor until the end of his tenure, assuring that they would keep to the group’s mandate of promoting good governance, as well as upholding the principle of equity, fairness and justice.
The AMFGG, while congratulating the Governor, maintained neutrality in the forthcoming gubernatorial primary, insisting that they were for free, fair and credible primary election in the state, even as they promised to support and work with whoever that would emerge as the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).