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Anambra CSOs worried at heightening tensions

30 November 2015, 12:31Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - Civil society organisations in Anambra State have bemoaned the tensions characterising the current administration and its predecessor.

The International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law

(Intersociety) and the Anambra State Branch of the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) said these were “unnecessary, distractive and developmentally unhealthy.

The rivalry is between the present government of Willie Obiano and his predecessor, Peter Obi over some funds, that are not accounted for, the immediate past government left for the incoming administration.

“We call on the Government of Anambra State under Governor Willie Obiano to move the State forward and stop dwelling in the past. Former Governor Peter Obi has governed the State and left it with enviable records yet to be attained by any Nigerian State Governor in the past 40 years,” said the civil society organisations.

“What is desperately needed by the State and its peace loving people is to be taken to greater heights and not to be returned to cave and pariah status through politics of legacy destruction and indebtedness. We remain resiliently opposed to attempts to sink the State into serial indebtedness.”

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For Obiano to succeed, he must return to the drawing board and streamline his governmental approaches particularly in the area of management of governance costs.

“The Governor must be reminded that Anambra People did not elect him for the purpose of comfort of office and promotion of favoritism, nepotism and cronyism or for the purpose of owambe governance,” the organisations stated.

Rather, he was elected to “steadily put smiles on the faces of the people of the state through massive infrastructural development and maintenance as well as mass provision of tangible and intangible dividends of democracy.”

The group thus demand the immediate recommencement of work on all road projects in the state including those started by the Obi administration and those awarded by the present administration, irrespective of their areas of location.

“We totally say no to project abandonment in the state!"

- CAJ News


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