The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has assured that the PDP members in the National Assembly will work with APGA for the ultimate good and progress of the State. He said this yesterday during the presentation of Certificates of Return to those that won the Senatorial and House of Representatives seats in the State.
Flanked by the Senator-elect for Anambra South, Sen. Andy Uba; Hon. Uche Ekwunife (Central); and Princess Stella Oduah (Anambra North), Obi said that the benefit of having three of them in one party was that they would work together for the good of Anambra State in particular and Nigeria in general. He expressed happiness that Anambra has ranking members in House to ensure that the State benefitted from distribution of Committees and other related matters.
Asked to comment on Gov. Willie Obiano’s broadcast, where he said that the National Assembly election was rigged and the actual reasons why the PDP did not win a single House of Assembly seat in the last election, Obi , who said that he was not given to careless talk, said that the National Assembly election was peaceful and orderly unlike the election for the State Assembly that was fraught with massive inducement, threat to lives and property and many other atrocities.
He however said that since it had given the Governor the APGA members that he said he needed to work with, that the prayers of every Anambra man was for the Governor to build on the foundations already laid for the good of the people of the State.
Speaking on those foundations Obi recalled that it was under his Government that the State built the first Secretariat, built the first Teaching Hospital; returned schools to the Church and invested so much in education that the State came first in NECO and WAEC for three consecutive years; rebuilt Onitsha, especially the ten-lane Upper-Iweka Head bridge dual Carriage road; provided many vehicles to security agencies as well as started the demolition of houses owned by, or used for kidnapping; started two major hotels for the State and three shopping complexes in Awka, Onitsha and Nnewi.
Obi who also recalled that it was under him that the Federal Ministry of Works adjudged Anambra as the best in network of roads and the Debt Management Office adjudged the State as the least in indebtedness, prayed that those standard should be maintained and built upon.
Calling for judicious use of State resources, he said it was precisely the reason why, in spite of his great achievements, he was able to save and leave 75 Billion Naira in cash and investment after he left office, even when others left debts for their States. “As it is today the dollar component of the money we left has appreciated to almost 40 Billion Naira”, Obi said.