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ANAMBRA: Stakeholders set criteria for next governor

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Stakeholders in Anambra State on Saturday said the person to succeed Governor Willie Obiano as the number citizen of the state must have lived in the state for not less than 10 years.

The stakeholders, under the Greater Anambra Forum took the decision on at a meeting in Awka, the state capital, adding that it had become necessary to attach such condition so that the next governor would be able to feel the pulse of the people.

The facilitator of the conference, Chief Fabian Ozoigbo, said the group had observed oftentimes that governors foisted on the people of the state from “abroad” had performed poorly because they did not feel the pulse of the people.

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He also explained that the group had observed that with the 2021 governorship poll in the state drawing near, political gladiators from the two zones of Anambra Central and the North had started jostling for relevance by positioning themselves on how to produce the next governor of the state after the incumbent, Chief Willie Obiano, from the North, had completed his second term.

“The development has caused an unnecessary debate and disagreement among the people as to where the next governor of the state should come from,” Ozoigbo said.

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