Obiano’s victory for all Anambarians – Oduah

By Taiye Odewale


Senator Stella Adaeze Oduah (PDP, Anambra North) has described the victory of incumbent governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano, in the just concluded governorship election in the state as victory for all Anambarians irrespective of political affiliations.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja Tuesday, the senator, who added that the victory was for democracy, declared that it serves as a big lesson against impunity and imposition her party the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was known for in the state.
She, therefore, commended all Anambra indigenes for saying no to impunity and making sure that their votes counted in the election.
It would be recalled that in the build up to the Saturday election, Senator Oduah was in the race to be the standard bearer of the PDP but boycotted the party primary election along with some other contenders who alleged that the process was marred with irregularities.
“I want to first of all congratulate the governor for the victory, I also want to congratulate Mr President, INEC and the Security agencies that ensured that they had intelligence sorted out to ensure the safety of Anambra people during the election.
“I want to congratulate everybody that contributed to the smooth conduct of the Anambra election. For the first time, Anambra people spoke against impunity, this victory signifies liberation.
“For the first time Anambra people have been politically liberated, the issue of godfatherism has been finally put to death, the issue of imposition by any party or group has also been put to death. This victory is a victory of hope for Anambra people, it is a victory of progress for Anambra people and it is a victory for development.
“The joy among the people has no bounds, you can feel it and you can hear it. From the onset i had always said that what we need above every other thing is not about party, it is about who will give us the development that we require.
“It is about who will restore the hope of security, governance and the hope that Anambra will have a place in Nigeria,”
However, she charged the governor to speed up the development- driven projects which he had started in the state and particularly urged him to focus on agriculture, infrastructural development and growing the state economy.
“For sustainable development in the state, I charge him to accelerate the initiatives that he has put in place in the areas of agriculture, infrastructural development, human capital development and repositioning of Anambra economy to become a regional economy”, she said .
Also, she called on Anambarians to come home and invest saying, “Our people must invest in our state. Let us start at home to create a bottom up economy that will bring development to the rural areas and put an end to urban migration.”

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