Posted by News Express | 18 July 2014 | 4,125 times
The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has been lauded for his exemplary and inclusive leadership style which has seen the embrace of all communities in the state and the recognition of their needs in the sitting of projects.
The commendation was made by the President-General of Amawbia Town Union, Pharm Anene Maduka, who led a delegation of Amawbia community to a welcome and solidarity visit at the Governor’s Lodge Amawbia during the week.
Speaking on behalf of the delegation, Maduka said that the people are delighted to have Governor Obiano living amongst them. The President General told Obiano: “Your unbiased, focused and goal-oriented leadership style has manifested within this short period in office. We note the ideas that drive your economic development blueprint and are proud of the distinction which the results will surely show for Anambra State. We are particularly elated by your determined stride to ensure adequate security in the state. As a demonstration of this statement, our town made a pledge of N300,000 at the inaugural Security Summit Dinner in support of the vision.”
Maduka said that the entire citizens of the ancestral town of Amawbia came to welcome the Governor to his residence at the Lodge which was part of Obu Okpaligwe in the ancient days. He told Obiano: “You are the first Executive Governor in immediate memory that this town has accorded the honour of a welcome visit. The reason is not far-fetched. There is something in your star that has guided our instinct to embrace you as a brother. Your election was the first that all our three wards voted overwhelmingly for one candidate. This feat had never been accomplished before by any political party or candidate and clearly speaks volume of the trust and confidence our town has in you. It shows the un-negotiated love our people had for you even before your ascendancy as Governor of Anambra State.”
The President General observed that Governor Obiano has shown from his first deeds that it is unnecessary for the people to agitate, stressing that when a leadership has professed clear-headedness, it is simply greed on the part of the people to resort to agitation. He assured the Governor that Amawbia people will not resort to agitation. But rather support his efforts like any other community imbued with the philosophy of co-operation. Maduka on behalf of the community thanked Governor Obiano for appointing one of their respected sons, Mr. Willie Nwokoye as one of his three principal officers.
In his response, Governor Obiano thanked Amawbia community for being a peaceful host and for the kind gesture shown him and assured them of his commitment to the development of the area which is part of the capital territory. He, however, explained that their son, Mr. Willie Nwokoye’s appointment, was on merit because he found him competent having known him as a good friend in Lagos.
In his brief remark, Mr. Nwokoye, who is the Principal Secretary to the Governor, observed that “this is the first time the Amawbia community is embarking on a welcome visit to any governor residing at the Governor’s Lodge which is domiciled in our community. This gesture illustrates a community that has a mind of its own to be able to recognise a leadership that is people-oriented, fair minded and purposeful.”
•Photo shows Governor Willie Obiano (middle) flanked by (R) Prof. E. Nwana; Mr. Willie Nwokoye, Principal Secretary to the Governor; Arch. Emeka Maduka, and (L) Pharm Anene Maduka,(Onowu Amawbia), President General, Amawbia Town; Dr. Nwalusi; and Mrs. Nwanna, President, Amawbia Women.
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