By Kingsley Ezekwelu
The Arewa Community in Anambra State has endorsed Gov Willie Obiano for reelection for a second term in office.
The endorsement came during a rally they held in support of the governor at the Governor’s lodge Amawbia.
The event witnessed a massive turnout of members of the Arewa community from various quarters in the state who came to express their solidarity with the governor for his humane disposition towards them and all.
First was the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Muslim Affairs, and Sarikin Hausawa in Awka, Alhaji Garuba Haruna acknowledged that never in the history of the state, have they had so good as during the Obiano administration.
In their remarks, the Sarikin Hausawa in Onitsha, Alhaji Ilyasu Iman, his Nnewi counterpart, Alhaji Salisu Kumba and the Head of Fulani Community in the state, Alhaji Giddado Sadiq respectively noted that they were comfortable doing their businesses in the state because of Gov Obiano’s belief in the unity and peace of the country
Adding that they had resolved to support his second term bid to ensure that the cordial relationship they had been enjoying with Ndi Anambra was sustained.
The Chairman, Willie Obiano Re-election Campaign Committee, Chief Victor Umeh said by his efforts, Gov Obiano has exhibited traits of a true nationalist which is resonating all over the country and asserted that his disposition will have positive implications for Ndi Anambra living in various parts of the country especially in the northern Nigeria.
Responding, Gov OBIANO thanked the Arewa community for endorsing his second term aspiration and assured them that under his watch, their lives and property would be secured in the state.
He however urged them to endeavor to be law abiding and shun acts that could generate strife in their localities and to remain vigilant to spot out and report strange elements among them who may cause problems for the state.
A Member state Assembly representing Njikoka Two Constituency, Sir Pete Ibida said it is amazing how Governor Obiano has been able to reach out to every segment of the society uniting people across tribal and religious lines, and appealed to his contemporaries across the country to emulate his exemplary leadership style.
The event came to a climax with motion for endorsement of the governor moved by the State Chairman, Arewa Youths Association, Mr Ibrahim Jubril and seconded by the Women Leader of the group, Hajia Aisha Mohammed as chants of Sai Obiano rent the air.