*urge citizens to eschew religious and primordial sentiments
*Silverbird honours Obi, Uduaghan and others
The Senator representing Anambra South zone, Dr Andy Uba has appealed to Anambra citizens to ensure that only the right hand succeeds Gov Peter Obi in the forthcoming 2014 governorship election in the state.
This call came on the heels of similar one by another politician and governorship aspirant in the next election in the state, Dr Obinna Uzor, for the people to eschew any form of divisive and primordial tendencies when choosing the successor to the incumbent governor Obi, come next year.
Both men in their separate interviews with journalists at the 3rd anniversary celebration/awards ceremony of the Silverbird Communications, owners of the Silverbird Television and Rhythm radio station in Awka yesterday noted that every patriotic citizen including Gov Obi wants the best man to replace the governor.
Uba want a humane and industrious man, while Uzor insists on someone who would be better than Obi. He said, “we are looking forward for someone would be better than Obi. Let’s get the best man for the job. Lets eschew every form of sentiments, religion, North, South or wherever, as long as he would perform for the people”.
Uzor pointed out that since creation of the state the people have been yearning for a disciplined leader who would work for the interest of all.
A member of the House of Representatives, representing Anaocha/Dunukofia/Njikoka federal Constituency and chairman House Committee on Environment, Iyom Uche Ekwunife urges everyone in position of authority to use same to better the lot of the masses.
Ekwunife who was represented by Mrs Patricia Ufochukwu acknowledged she worked hard to touch the lives of all her constituents through job creation, roads, street lights, widowhood support, rehabilitation of schools and libraries.
She praised the Siverbird group for a quality programming in the state in the last 3 years which she stated had improved viewer ship in the state.
In his address, the Business Manager, Mr Kelly Ihetu noted the unrelenting support of the citizens of the state, but pointed out that irregular power supply and low advert patronage have remained their greatest challenge.
They presented special merit awards to oil mogul- Prince Arthur Eze; Dr Uzor; Senator Uba; Govs Obi and Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta state; former Commonwealth Secretary-Chief Emeka Anyoku, Iyom Ekwunife, Mr Dozie Nwankwo.
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