Obiano Apologizes Publicly To Peter Obi

Willie Obiano, Peter Obi, ObianoAnambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has publicly apologized to his predecessor, Mr. Peter Obi, asking him to forgive any wrong done to him.

The Governor, who is an old student of the Christ the King College, Onitsha as well as his predecessor, made the open plea during the burial mass of their School Principal, Reverend Father Nicholas Tagbo, at the premises of their alma mater.

He did this in the presence of thousands of former school mates and a large number of priests who were present to honor the late renowned teacher and principal known for discipline, love, forgiveness and unity.

It was an unprecedented development for the people of Anambra State who hailed Governor Obiano’s action as the best in the interest of peace and unity of the state.

Reacting to the development, Governor Willie Obiano said that although he was unaware of what the challenge was, he deemed it wise to make the move in the spirit of the Reverend Father who taught them love and forgiveness.

Former Governor Peter Obi in his reaction, said that as Christians, it is important to forgive and whatever they, as leaders, are doing, the interest of the children of Anambra State should be paramount.

The Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of Onitsha and Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of the Niger, Most Reverend Valerian Okeke, blessed the reconciliation.

Obiano Interacts With Anambra People Resident In Abuja

Anambra, ObianoAnambra people resident in Abuja and nearby northern states have hailed Governor Willie Obiano for his performance and inclusive style of government in the state.

This was during an interactive programme tagged, ‘An Evening With His Excellency’, at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, where Governor Willie Obiano interfaced with the people on his administrative journey so far in Anambra State.

The Governor was of the belief that two years on, and in keeping to the mandate of impacting positively on the people, it was imperative for him to present himself and his administrative activities to the people for assessment.

Relaying his activities to the audience, Governor Willie Obiano touched on his four-point administrative blueprint of Agriculture, Trade and Commerce, Oil and Gas and Industrialization, as well as the 12 enablers including security, health, education, environment among others. He proudly announced that the state had excelled.

In the area of security, the Governor told the people how he, along with all the security agencies in the state, attacked the command and control centers of kidnappers, armed robbers and other violent criminals.

He talked about how he created Operation Kpochapu, donated smart patrol cars to the Police and gun boats to the Navy and launched aerial surveillance of the state during the yuletide.

He went on to present the new vision he has for the state.

The Governor’s presentation and the documentary video of his exploits in the state prompted commendation from the people.

For the former Minister of Education, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili and the former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Mr Simon Okeke, evidence-based policies and prudent management of resources have prevailed in Anambra State and have set the state on the path of more successes.

The programme availed the people the opportunity of asking questions on grey areas to which they also received explanations from the Governor.

Governor Obiano, having earlier held similar interactive programmes in Anambra and Lagos, again, solicited support and partnership from all for the development of the state in the face of economic challenges.

The Deputy Governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke, who also addressed the gathering, restated the difficulty in the governance process but stated that against all odds, Anambra was still on the rise.

He urged the audience to always judge the Governor constructively.

Police Parade 19 Suspected Cultists In Anambra

policeNineteen undergraduate students from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, and Oko Polytechnic who are suspected cultists, have been paraded by the Police in Anambra State at the State Police Headquarters in Awka, alongside other suspected kidnappers and car snatchers.

The suspects were said to be arrested by the Joint Security Team tagged ‘Operation Kpochapu’, established by the government of Willie Obiano in 2014.

Also among the suspects were suspected cult members from Obosi community in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state who have been unleashing terror on the community for years.

Parading the suspects, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hassan Karma, warned all criminals in the state to relocate as the Police is determined to search them out and arrest them,

Mr Karma urged parents to mind their wards, as the increasing rate of cultism among students is becoming worrisome.

Several arms and ammunition were recovered from the criminal suspects.

Meanwhile, about 48 self-confessed cultists from Obosi community renounced their membership to their various groups.

While the President General of Obosi community, Dan Igbokwubili, commended the Police for sanitising Obosi, which hitherto had been a den of criminals, one of the liberated cultists expressed his appreciation to the Anambra State Police Command for their assistance that led to their renunciation.