Published On: Tue, Aug 8th, 2017

IPOB Has No Intention To Stop Anambra Election – Obiano

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Anambra state governor Willy Obiano has said that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has no intention to stop the forthcoming governorship election in the state, adding that government will not allow such to happen.

The governor, who is seeking ticket of his party the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) also clarified that the Church killings in Ozubulu village of Anambra state were not done by neither the Boko Haram terrorist or people agitating for separation.

Obiano, who came in funfair to obtain the governorship forms to seek ticket to contest second term on Tuesday declared that by all standard he has won the forthcoming election.

When sought to know his reaction to the threat by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that election won’t take place in Anambra, Governor Obiano said: “That is not correct. The fellow you mentioned did not say there will not be any election. By the way, yesterday (Monday) you would have heard the word veterans who met with me, these are the people who fought the war, 87 of them. They were at the lodge to meet me and what they said is that they will support the election and they have endorsed my election on the second term journey.

“The leader of that group, Gen. Lathucia, most of you should know him, is the brain in IPOB, so that comment that election won’t take place in Anambra, let me begin to dissipate that now. They didn’t say that and there would be election in Anambra, of course nobody can stop election in Anambra when INEC has already mapped out time table. We would not even allow anybody to do that, to stop election in Anambra state, we won’t allow that.”

On the Ozubulu killings, the governor said: “let me make this point, Ozobulu killings is not the kind of terrorism you use to know, it not by Boko haram or anybody. Again it is not by people agitating for separation. It us a feud between two gangstars that live outside Nigeria. They killed themselves over there and they decided to come home and both of them are from that village where the church is built. We have picked up some guys are really and very soon, I’m very confidence that we are going to pick up the guy that did the killings dead or alive.

On his chance of winning the election: Gov Obiano said: “I have already won the election. Haven’t you see my performance? My performance in three years will tell you what I can do in eight years.

“By that I mean by the time I leave office in the next four and half years Anambra will be like Lagos. It will be self sufficient and therefore whatever comes from Abuja will be additional, that is the whole objective. And we are doing that in Agriculture, in trade and Commerce, in Oil and Gas, industrialization and our Airport will be up and running in the next three years.

“Security will be critical where people will sleep with their two eyes closed because I will be awake to make sure they sleep well. Agriculture will be brought to a level of unprecedented. We are going to be number one state Agriculture in Nigeria purely base on what we are doing now, you know we have Anambra rice.”

On what he would do for Anambra in his second coming, governor Obiano said he will institutionalise the great achievements he had already made in his first term.

When asked on his own intervention as regard the leadership crisis rocking APGA, Obiano said: “What I can assure you is that we have only one National Chairman and that National Chairman is Victor Oye. The other guy who is parading himself is not recognised.”

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