- The former governor of Anambra state has given reasons he is campaigning against the governor of the state, Willie Obiano
- Peter Obi said he promised the people of the state he will lead the campaign against Obiano if he under performs
- The former governor said Obiano has not done anything positive since assuming duty as governor of Anambra state
A former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, has stated his reasons for working against his successor, Willie Obiano.
Speaking at a rally organized by the women's wing of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Awka, Anambra state, Obi said Obiano's poor performance is irresponsibility for his (Obi's) actions.
Obi said he had earlier given Obiano a tour of Anambra state in 2013 when he handed over power to him.
Obi said he told Obiano that he will personally campaign against him if he performs poorly.
The former governor said he is yet to see positive thing the present governor has achieved in the state since assuming duty.
"In 2013, I took Obiano around Anambra State, to the markets, to every part of the state and the people kept asking me if I was sure of him as they did not know him, so they voted for him because of me.
“I told them, I would be the one to lead a campaign against Obiano if he did not perform well in his first term. Today, can anyone show me what the governor has done within his first term? He has nothing to show for it. I don’t have any issue with Mr. Willie Obiano as a person, but I have issues with Willie Obiano as governor," Obi said.
Obi, however, said although Governor Obiano is still his bosom friend, his poor performance is worrisome.
“Winning a second term is an easy task for any performing governor as all that is needed is to point at his achievements in the first term and now tell the people what he will do in the second term and the people will vote for him if they are satisfied.
“When I was working for my second term, each community I went to, I showed them what I had achieved, and that made it possible for the people to vote for me because they saw what I could do.
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“We challenge Obiano to show us what he has done in his first term. Go to all parts of the state where all of you come from, can you mention the things he has done? He has done nothing. That is why I am here to lead the campaign for his removal,” Obi noted.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Anambra state governor accused his predecessor of running away from the state after handing over the mantle of leadership.
Obiano said Peter Obi ran away from challenges in Anambra state after his tenure as governor of the state.
He also said the era of godfatherism has ended in Anambra state.
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