Obiano visits Buhari, vows to remain in APGA

Posted by News Express | 1 January 1970 | 3,328 times

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Governor of Anambra State, Willy Obiano yesterday held a brief meet­ing with the President-elect General Muhammadu Buhari.

He however dis­pelled the insinuation that the visit was part of plans to join the All Progressives Congress(APC). He vowed to remain in the All Pro­gressive Grand Alliance (APGA).

The visit which was at Gen Buhari’s Abuja home came a day after the Senate President and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Sen­ator David Mark paid similar visit to the President-elect.

Addressing newsmen after the closed door meeting with Buhari , Obiano explained that: “Well, I came to con­gratulate His excellency the President -elect on his victory and I am also here to reas­sure him that Anambra and the South East would support him. I also pleaded with him on some pressing problems that are of importance to the South East like the second Niger bridge and some of the federal roads. We also plead­ed in the area of appointment for the people of Anambra and of course for people from the South East be it ministe­rial, ambassadorial and what have you. So, basically it is to congratulate the president elect on his well deserved victory.”

Asked if the visit had any­thing to do with his rumoured plans to defect to APC, the governor said “Well I am a very focused governor. Under my tenure I brought change in the area of security in Anam­bra and I will always sup­port things that would bring change to improve the well-being of Ndi Anambra and Nigeria as a whole.”

On whether he is in touch with APC leaders from the South East concerning ap­pointments for people of the south east, he answered in the affirmative .

“Yes, most of them have actually paid a courtesy call on me and yes we are talk­ing and I suspect that the President is not going to give appointment to only people from his party because every­body would support him and so he has to consider people from other parties so that we can all embrace the change”, he said.

He faulted the speculation that he was planning to dump APGA for APC. He said “It is not correct. I will remain with APGA and work very closely with Mr President.”

Adapted from Saturday Sun. Photo shows Governor Obiano and President-elect Buhari sharing a joke during the visit.


Source: News Express

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