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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Arewa Community In Anambra Endorses Obiano For Second Tenure


The Arewa Community in Anambra State has endorsed Governor Willie Obiano for a second term.

The endorsement came during its rally in support of the Governor at the Governor's Lodge, Amawbia.

The Governor's Lodge witnessed massive turn-out of members of the Arewa Community, from various parts in the State, who came to express their solidarity with the Governor for his humane disposition to them.

In his remarks, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Muslim Affairs, and Sarik in Hausa in Awka, Alhaji Garuba Haruna acknowledged that never in the history of the state, have they had it so good as during the Obiano administration.

In their separate remarks, the Sarikin Hausa in Onitsha, Alhaji Ilyasu Iman, his Nnewi counterpart, Alhaji Salisu Kumba and the Head of Fulani Community in the State, Alhaji Giddado Sadiq, noted that they are comfortable doing their businesses in the State, because of Governor Obiano's belief in the unity and peace of the country, adding that they have resolved to support the Governor 's second term bid to ensure that the cordial relationship they are enjoying at present with Ndi Anambra is sustained.

On his part, the Chairman, Willie Obiano Re-election Campaign Committee, Chief Victor Umeh, said Governor Obiano has exhibited traits of a true nationalist which is resonating all over the country and asserted that his disposition will have positive implications for Ndi Anambra living in various parts of the country, especially in the North.

Responding, Governor Obiano thanked the Arewa community for endorsing his second term bid and assured them of effective security of their lives and property.

He however urged them to endeavor to be law abiding and shun acts that can generate strife in their localities as well as to be vigilant to spot out and report strange elements among them who may cause problems for the state.

Also speaking, the Member representing Njikoka Two constituency in the State House of Assembly, Sir Pete Ibida, appealed to other Governors to emulate Governor Obiano’s exemplary leadership by carrying everybody along irrespective of tribe or religion.

The event came to a climax with motion for endorsement of the Governor moved by the State Chairman, Arewa Youths Association, Mr Ibrahim Jubril, and seconded by the Woman Leader of the group, Hajya Aisha Mohammed as chants of Sai Obiano rent the air.


By Kenechukwu Ofomah

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