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Anambra Election: Umeh warns Peter Obi against attack on Obiano



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Umeh cautions Peter Obi to desist from verbal attack on Obiano.

Former national chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, has warned immediate past governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi to stop the verbal attack against the incumbent governor, Willie Obiano.

Naija News gathered that Obi had vowed to frustrate Obiano’s second term ambition, saying his performance was underwhelming as a governor.

Umeh, speaking with journalists in Awka, the State capital, said Obi is not entitled to judge Obiano’s performance, only the people of Anambra can assess his good works.

He said, “It is not for Peter Obi to assess Governor Obiano. If you have followed his ranting in the media that Obiano is not doing well, the Anambra people do not believe him because our people have seen clear demonstration of good governance by Obiano. It is only the people of Anambra State that can asses Obiano.

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“Again, Obiano stands out more than the other candidates on this issue of zoning. Apart from the fact that he is doing very well as the governor, he is the only one that can constitutionally guarantee quicker transfer of power to Anambra South Senatorial zone because if he completes his second tenure, the North has completed its own eight years; so power will automatically be transferred to the South.

“It is not within the power of Obi to judge Obiano; we the people of Anambra State will assess him. And comparatively Peter Obi in his first tenure in office was a failed governor. He did nothing; and that was why his re-election was very difficult and Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu had to cry round the state to say, ‘do me this as my last wish, vote for Peter Obi for a second tenure.’”

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