Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has assured the people of Akpo community in Aguata Local Government Area of his commitment to tackling some of the critical infrastructural projects in the community.
He believes such projects will make life more meaningful for them, but said it would begin as soon as the Federal Government released the 4.5 billion Naira it owed the state.
The Governor spoke on Saturday during the grand reception organised for him by the Akpo people where they also give an overwhelming endorsement to his leadership style and pledged their support for the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
They said his political party was the vehicle for onward transformation of Anambra state beyond the governor’s first term in office.
It was like a homecoming for Governor Obiano, when he arrived in Akpo community.
Exchange of pleasantries with the chieftains of the APGA was a spectacle to behold, as happiness and laughter flowed freely.
The excited traditional ruler, red cap chiefs and the members of the community, who trooped out in their hundreds to welcome the Governor in his maiden visit to their community also enjoyed a fair share of handshakes of love from him.
Traditional dancers and Akpo Choir with a special anthem also joined in welcoming the Governor.
In an address of welcome, the President General of the town, Mr Godwin Ezeno, congratulated the Governor for the mile stones he had achieved in his quest to transform Anambra State within two years as well the vigour with which he had pursued his four administrative blueprint of Agriculture, trade and commerce, oil and gas and industrialisation.
For this, they endorsed him as the best and pledge loyalty and support for him and APGA, as the 2017 governorship election in the state approaches.
The people appealed to the Governor for intervention in road construction, renovation of the community’s secondary school, rural electrification, as well as government appointments.
They showered the Governor with gifts and for a practical show and proof of support to the Governor by Akpo people, a certificate of endorsement was also presented to the Governor.
The highly elated Governor assured Akpo community of his commitment to ensuring that immediate intervention came in road infrastructure and the renovation of their school as soon as the Federal Government released monies it owed the state.
Governor Obiano commended the residents of the community for choosing agriculture and for the 20 million Naira project the state government would undertake in each of the 177 communities of Anambra state.
In his reaction to the development, the former National Chairman of APGA, Victor Umeh, expressed joy at the turn of event in Anambra State and said it was a clear indication that APGA government was working to bring the dividends of democracy to the people which is commendable.
The Akpo community declaration of support for Governor Willie Obiano and APGA is coming on the heels of several other communities’ declarations which have positive implication on the fortunes of the present administration as the 2017 governorship election beckons in Anambra state.