Why I Deliberately Refuse To Visit Gov. Willy Obiano – Peter Obi

By KayCee August 11, 2014 06:13

The immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, has said he deliberately refused to visit Governor Willie Obiano since he (Obi) left office because of the promise he made during the hand over ceremony.

Obi promised, during the hand over ceremony, not to mediate in the governance of the state in order to allow Obiano tackle the challenges without distraction.

The former governor spoke during the commissioning of the prayer ground he built at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Awka-Etiti, in memory of the four children of Emmanuel Obiukwu, namely Chioma, Ifeoma, Uche and Chidimma, all killed in the 2011 bombing of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State.

Obi said on the day he handed over government to Obiano, he made it clear that there was no agreement between Obiano and himself and that he deliberately decided not to visit Awka and distract the new governor.

“I speak with him and we meet when it is necessary. I will support him as he works for the interest of the state, and I urge Anambra people to support and pray for him,” Obi said.

Obi, who did the commissioning, took the opportunity to call on Nigerians to continue to support the President in his fight against terrorism. He thanked God for granting the parents of the deceased the fortitude to bear the barbarism visited on them.

On the scholarship the state government promised the remaining children, Obi said Rev Fr. Edeh’s promise of free education for them at Madonna University nullified the promise, stating that he would reach out to the new government on the promise.

Speaking at the event, Archbishop Valerian Okeke prayed to God for the repose of the souls of the four children and thanked the former governor for contributing to the provision of succour to the family.

In his own speech, Emmanuel Obiukwu said what God did to the family through Obi was a living witness that God does wonders in people’s lives through men.



By KayCee August 11, 2014 06:13