The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, will today take the oath of office to begin another four years tenure.
As part of the three days programme marking the second term inauguration of Obiano, and his deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke, the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Edward Kallon, yesterday led international development partners to a business round table in Awka.
While announcing the three-day programme of activities for the inauguration ceremonies, Chairman of the Second Term Inauguration Committee, Ifeanyi Ibezi, said the convocation of the Anambra Business Roundtable was to signpost the trajectory of Governor Obiano’s second term, which was targeted at ushering in a “greater tomorrow” for Ndi Anambra.
Ibezi said the business roundtable would bring together critical stakeholders from public and private sectors to highlight growth opportunities in the emerging industries in Anambra State. At the end of the roundtable programme, new partnerships were established, aimed at making live better for Anambra people, through sustainable value creation.”
Meanwhile, a chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), in Anambra State, Chief Emeka Okonkwo, has called on people of the state to give Obiano maximum cooperation as he begins his second term in office on March 17, 2018.
Okonkwo, publisher of Anambra State Compendium, an 800-page book on the people of the state and their general way of life, said it is only with the support of the people that the governor will surpass the achievements he recorded in his first term.
He described Obiano’s reelection as reward for his accomplishments, victory for Ndi Anambra and “endorsement for hard work,” which he said should serve as an inspiration to every citizen of the state.”
Governor Obiano and his deputy recorded a landslide victory during the November 18, 2017, governorship election, beating the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates, and winning in all the 21 local government areas in the state.