…Advocates free, credible polls
The Deputy Governor of Anambra state, Dr. Nkem Okeke has appealed to the electorates to vote for Dr Willie Obiano of APGA on November 18, governorship poll in the bid to realize his second term in office.
Okeke made the plea during an interactive session with NEWSFLASHNGR.COM yesterday in Awka, as he charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and all stakeholders to ensure that the guber polls taking place on Saturday in Anambra will be free, fair and credible.
He reminded INEC that all eyes are focused on Anambra and as such ensure that they give a good account of themselves by shaming people who allege of plans to rig the election.
He extolled Governor Obiano for his various achievements in education, health, agriculture, attracting investors to the state etc and charged people of Anambra to ensure they pay back through his re-election.
The deputy governor gave his strong support to zoning, saying, “We need to continue with rotational government in Anambra, though not the best, let us try to accommodate the process.
“Obi came from Anambra central to serve 8 years. Let us allow Obiano to complete two terms, then another zone takes over. If we restrict to the zone, there will be less money to spend”.
He said, “Government has done much in governance, especially in the area of providing security to lives and property, ensuring there is enabling environment for farmers to produce needed food for the people, rehabilitation/construction of good road network to transportation of goods farm produce and movement of people across the state, as well as laying strong foundation industrial establishment, trade and commerce.
“If our farmers can grow and harvest their crops, industries manufacture goods and sell, people are employed, you are improving the lives of people in Anambra. Rice production has increased to several million metric tons, and government is exporting yams aboard. This is what Obiano is doing for people in the state.
“Government has made provision of giant transformers to power factories at Nnewi and Onitsha , has encouraged investors to come into the state. With more investors flocking in to industries, the state revenue base will improve thereby increasing that state Internally Generated Revenue.
He however expressed concern on the heavy criticism coming from the opposition, tackling the governor, giving promises of what they do not have, but quickly reminded them that governance is not easy, adding that governance is not personality clash.