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
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
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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
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
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