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Obi re-appoints Obaze to important position

02 September 2013, 12:33

Awka - The Governor of Anambra, Peter Obi, has re-appointed Oseloka Obaze as Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

Obaze confirmed his re-appointment in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Sunday.

He said that he could still add value to governance and service to the people of Anambra.

“I believe that we are entering the most critical phase of the Peter Obi administration, given the need to consolidate all political, economic and developmental gains.

“There is also the need to ensure continuity and to also ensure that we finish strong by winning the forthcoming gubernatorial elections and facilitating a seamless transition to the next APGA-led government in the state.”

Obaze said that his his letter of re-appointment was handed over to him on August 29.

“Consequently, I will resume full duties as secretary to the State Government after a very brief vacation,” he stated.

NAN recalls that Obaze had resigned his position as SSG on August 12, to seek the ticket of APGA for the November 6, gubernatorial election in the state.

He was, however, disqualified from the race.

The screening panel of the party, led by one Tayo Sowunmi, disqualified Obaze because he did not have a voter's card.

A former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, was similarly disqualified.

Obaze swiftly appealed against his disqualification, arguing that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had not conducted fresh voter registration exercise since his return from diplomatic service a year ago.

He, subsequently, registered during the voter re-validation exercise conducted in Anambra by INEC but his disqualification was upheld by APGA.

-  NAN


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