Nigeria: Anambra Guber – Obiano Dares IPOB, Picks APGA Forms


Ahead of the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State, the state governor Chief Willie Obiano has dared the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu who has call for the boycott of the election, vowing that everything is set for the election.

Obiano made the vow Tuesday in Abuja when he came to pick the expression of interest and nominations forms of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) whose primaries for the election was set for August 15.

The governor who arrived the national secretariat of the party with the immediate past national chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh and other loyalist also held a brief meeting with the incumbent national chairman of the party Dr Victor Oye, other National Executive Committee (NEC) and chieftains of the party after picking the forms.

“It is not correct the fellow (Kanu) you mentioned did not say there would not be any election in Anambra State. By the way yesterday (Monday) you would have heard the war veterans who met with me, the people that fought the war, about 87 of them, assuring me that they would support the election and they endorsed my second term journey and the leader of that group, General Achuzie assured me of a peaceful election in the state.

“Of cause nobody can stop election in Anambra when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has mapped out timetable for that election. We would not even allow anybody to stop election in Anambra state, we would not allow that,” Obiano said.

Speaking on the party’s leadership crisis, the governor said, “What I can assure you is that we have one National Chairman, Ozo Victor Oye, full Stop. Every other guy or whoever is parading himself as National chairman is not recognized and will fall like pack of cards.”

On his plans for Anambrarians on his second term, he said: “It is to institutionalize the great achievements I have already made in the first three and half years by that I mean that by the time I leave office in the next four and half years Anambra would be like Lagos, the state would be self-sufficient revenue wise and therefore, whatever comes from Abuja would be ‘jara’.”