Anambra Town Unions Declare Support For Obiano

obianoAnambra State Association of Town Unions (ASATU), has given the nod to Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, to go on and contest in the forthcoming November 18 Governorship election. 

This was the resolution reached at the Grand General Meeting of the Association at Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka, where the National President, Dr. Jude Okolo and members from the entire 177 communities in the state supported.

Women and youth groups also commended the governor for his giant strides in the development of Anambra state within three years in office and urged him not to relent.

The programme was tagged “Maka Odimma Ndi Anambra”, meaning, “For the well being of the people of Anambra”, and Governor Willie Obiano was invited to be part of the meeting.

Critical issues were deliberated on which the entire members resolved among other issues that the government of Willie Obiano had performed excellently well and should be allowed to continue.

Governor Obiano inaugurated the Board of Trustees of the association and also expressed delight at the confidence reposed in him by the people, to continue in office.

He assured that he would live up to expectation adding that community projects embarked by his administration must continue to the second stage.

“I am very delighted to be so honored by the whole of Anambra Town Union members both in Anambra and in neighboring states by their resolutions, urging me to go for a second term.

“I am also very delighted when I listened carefully to the items you stated I did, it shows you are paying attention to this administration and I thank you immensely.

“I want to promise you, I am not going to fail you”, the governor expressed.


Obiano Tasks Anambra Judges On Speedy Dispensation Of Justice

Willie Obiano, Boundary Dispute, EnuguThe Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has appealed to the 28 High Court Judges and the four Judges of the Customary Court of Appeal, to assist in ensuring speedy dispensation of justice in cases being brought before them in the state.

The governor stated this during the swearing in of two High Court Judges at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, where he expressed worry that over 75 percent of inmates in prisons across the state are all on awaiting trial list.

A former Chief Registrar, Mrs. Ngozi Oyeka and a Private Legal Practitioner, Mr. Sylvester Odili, were the two newly judges sworn in, bringing to 28 number of High Court Judges in Anambra state.

Addressing the newly appointed judges, the governor stated that the appointment would help to reposition the state judiciary to effectively address the problem of delayed dispensation of justice.

“I am very proud of this day because in three years of my administration, I was able to bring the judges rank to ten.

“I stand to be corrected if any other governor has had the privilege of signing the certificates of that number of judges in three years.

“This is a landmark achievement and therefore we expect that with your number, now 32, including the judges of the Customary Court of Appeal, so with this massive number, I expect that the challenges we are having with awaiting trial will be solved significantly.

“Over 75 percent of our prisons are occupied by people awaiting trial.

“It is not the fault of judges alone, we are also re-organizing the Police Department of Prosecution to be up to beat in respect of the document they bring to the court”, the governor lamented.

Responding to the appointment, one of the newly appointed Judges, Mrs. Oyeka, expressed delight at the appointment and assured that as a call to service, they would discharge their duties with diligence and commitment.

However, the governor, also assured of the state government working out measures with the police to expedite action in the preparation of case documents, to enable the courts to have clear evidences that will support prompt dispatch off cases before them.

Gov. Obiano Marks Three Years In Office

obianoThe Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has proudly announced to the state that the three years of his administration have brought transformation in the lives of citizens and to the state as well.

He made this known during a state broadcast marking his third anniversary in office at the Government House, Awka, the state capital.

The governor happily stated that the four pillars and 12 enablers of his administrative blueprint have helped in achieving the vision and mission he had for the state, especially in agriculture.

Within three years, agricultural investments in the state have resulted in job creation totaling 725 (direct jobs) and 5,200 (indirect jobs).

Also in industrialization, trade and commerce, Anambra has become a first choice investment destination with well over 40 investors attracted and investment inflow of 5.5 billion U.S Dollars in three years.