Obiano wins at Supreme Court, dedicates it to Ndi Anambra
USAfrica, September 22, 2014: After months of litigation while continuing to draw commendation for his performance in office since March of 2014, the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has been confirmed, conclusively, as duly and properly elected based on the ruling of Nigeria’s Supreme Court; and the prior declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Also, he was affirmed by the Election Petitions Tribunal and the Court of Appeal of Nigeria.
“This victory only strengthens my resolve to serve Ndi Anambra more diligently and selflessly. It will spur me and my team to lift our game to the next level,” said an enthused Obiano at the Governor’s Lodge after the news of his affirmation came in from Abuja.
The former executive director of Fidelity Bank and recipient of the USAfrica International Banker of the Year 2012 noted that the latest victory is dedicated to the people of Anambra State as well as re-affirmed his “faith in the Nigerian justice system…. The dawn of a new glory has arrived. We have a chance to build the Anambra of our dream and no man can do it alone. Once again, I call on my brothers, Senator Chris Ngige and Dr. Tony Nwoye to join hands with me and work for a better Anambra State.”
The technocrat-banker, Willie Maduabuchi Obiano who was sworn-in on March 17, 2014 as the executive Governor of Anambra State of Nigeria is, steadily, leaving bold and impressive footprints on the landscape of the homeland of the great Nnamdi Azikiwe, the father of modern African novels Chinua Achebe, Biafra’s leader Odumegwu Ojukwu, former VP of Nigeria Alex Ekwueme, the king of highlife music Osita Osadebe, music stars P-Square, and many others.
In an exclusive chat I had with the holder of the title ‘Akpokuedike Aguleri’ on July 1, 2014, he revealed to USAfricaonline.com that “the secret to my successful 100 days in office is preparation. During the campaign in 2013, regardless of whether we win the elections or not, I was preparing with my think-tank on how to effectively govern the good people of Anambra State.” He added “some of the policies and actions we are executing today especially in the area of security were developed during and after the elections. I believe in preparation. Good planning is vital.”
He was quick to remind me what he said 2 years ago (fresh from his retirement as Executive Director of Fidelity Bank, Nigeria) during our first interview (in the company of his wife Osodieme Ebelechukwu Obiano), at his home near Houston, Texas, specifically: “I told you I take every task, every assignment very seriously. Especially where you’re the Governor of Anambra. Preparation is very important.” By Chido Nwangwu Founder & Publisher of USAfrica and the first U.S-based, African-owned professional newspaper published on the internet USAfricaonline.com.
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