Former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, Thursday said that the incumbent governor, Mr. Willie Obiano, had nothing to show for the mandate he was given by the people of the state and therefore does not deserve another mandate from the people of the state.
In a statement by Obi who was in Nnewi for an interaction with PDP officers in Nnewi North Local Government Area, said that most of the projects he started and could not complete before he left have remained the way he left them when he was bowing out of office.
He made it clear that he was not interested in contesting for any elective position, urged PDP members to support the gubernatorial candidate of the party, Obaze Oseloka in all the 326 wards in the 21 LGAs of the state.
The Former Governor said, “I have no selfish interest in putting anyone into office, my interest is to ensure that the people of the state get the best, and equally fight bad governance anywhere no matter who is concerned. ” i had no personal issue with Obiano and that the most important thing that the state needs is to have a governor who would deepen his achievements in office by developing all the sectors of state. He insisted that Obiano had nothing on ground to justify a second tenure, which Obi described as a tenure that could be a ‘grab and go’ for the governor.he added”.
Some of the people who attended the meeting, who are aggrieved with Mr Obi’s position said that the Governor should first of all publicly apologized to the people of the state, for deceiving them if he says that Governor Obiano is not doing well.
Reacting to a question on why Anambra people should trust his choice of candidate after the incumbent he helped into office has allegedly failed, Obi said that Obiano has not for once agreed that he helped him in any way.
One of the participant who was at the meeting Chris Obieze, said “if former Governor Obi is telling us that the person he put in office as his successor is not doing well, he should apologize to the people of the state for deceiving us, how can we believe him now that another person he is bringing to us will be better, is there no possibility that he will fall out with this one when he enters office and he will come back to say the same thing he is not saying about Obiano, our people should be the last judge.”