Traders in Anambra State under the aegis of Idemili Market Traders Association, IMATA, that comprises of traders in the three Local Government Areas, Idemili North, Idemili South and Oyi, yesterday at Ogidi, Idemili North council headquarters, endorsed Governor Willie Obiano for second tenure even as it condemned the statement credited to some All Progress Congress, APC, members in Igbo land that APC would take over Anambra state come November 18 2017.
The traders, who spoke through their President General, Chief Chuma Elucharu, made the endorsement when they paid a courtesy call on the chairman of the caretaker committee of the council, Chief Ralph Nnabuife Asha, who they described as an achiever that won the award (car gift) as the best Local Government Chairman in the country.
According to them the statement is deceitful, uncalled for and act to distract Governor Willie Obiano who made the state the safest in the country, pays salaries of workers as act and when due from his good work in the state.
In the words of Elucharu, “there is no vacancy at Government House Awka, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, former Governor Jim Nwobodo of the then Anambra state and Senator Chris Ngige who is the Minister of labour and Employment should leave Anambra state alone and face their responsibilities”.
“We will disgrace them if they come to Anambra state as APC whistle blowers because our able Governor Willie Obiano is doing us well .
I have not seen N20 million community project established in all the 179 communities in Anambra state before. Again the Governor has offered N8million market development project in each of the markets in the state and is ready to do more.”
“We are going to set up a committee in each market that will be briefing each line in the market to showcase Governor Willie Obiano’s activities in the state with a view to working in concert with the council chairman Chief Nnbuife to ensure victory for Obiano”.
Commending the council chairman Eluchalu said “we are here to assist you in moving the council forward. This visit is unique because you are the only one that has been here as council chairman two times, you maintained the first position in a place that is full of educated people”
In his response, Nnabuife commended them for endorsing the Governor for second tenure and urged them to ensure they involve themselves, friends and families in the ongoing registration of voters exercise adding that “your voter`s card is your power, go and register now if you have not to enable you vote for the candidate of your choice. You cannot be saying you endorse Obiano when you don’t have your card”
Those who want to sack All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA may be to south Africa because the Governor is utilizing the state fund to develop it, fight crime, improve on agriculture, now we export vegetables to Europe and we have our own rice. It is in Idemili that the person that will be governor is decided because of the population. we will be very careful with those who carry money about during election to mortgage your conscience”, he stated.