Awka - Governor Peter Obi of Anambra on Monday inaugurated the 20 newly elected chairmen of local government councils in the state.
Obi, while congratulating them for emerging victorious in the elections, urged them to provide quality service to the people.
He said that his administration respected the Nigerian Constitution that local government system should be democratised every two years, but many obstacles delayed it in the state until now.
The governor said the state government worked tirelessly because of its importance to ensure that the local government system in the state was democratised.
According to him, the mandate you have today is from the people, everything available in your council belong to them, including the resources.
He urged them to work with the newly elected governor, Willie Obiano and his Deputy, Dr Nkem Okeke, who would be sworn-in on March 17.
The Chairman, Oyi Local Government, Charles Okafor, who responded on behalf of his colleagues, commended Obi’s doggedness, quality leadership style and prudent management of resources.
Okafor commended the governor for the opportunity given to them to be part of his transformation agenda in the state.
NAN reports that the APGA won 20 chairmanship seats out of 21 as well as 304 councillorship seats out of the 327 ward