Obiano boasts: I’ll win Anambra election because there’s no one competing with me

Willy Obiano

Willie Obiano, Governor of Anambra State, says he is confident of winning the forthcoming governorship election in the state by a landslide.

Speaking on Tuesday evening during an interview on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Tonight’, Obiano boasted that he has no challenger in the election, adding that his achievements in his first term are enough to win him a second tenure.

Earlier on Tuesday, he had been unanimously adopted the sole candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in a primary held by the faction of the party led by Ike Oye.

The other APGA faction, whose leader is Martin Agbaso, described Obiano’s candidature as an exercise in futility.

But Obiano maintained the election in November would be mere formality.

“Our achievements so far will speak for us,” he said. “I am going to win the election with a landslide because there’s nobody competing with me.”

Obiano further said that his administration restored security in Anambra State, as “kidnappers and criminals held sway” prior to his assumption of office.

These comments are coming despite the attack by gunmen on a Catholic Church in Ozubulu on August 6 where 13 worshippers were killed.



    Another attack occurred close to an Assemblies of God church in Onitsha, the biggest commercial city in the State, on Sunday, resulting in the death of two persons, including a policeman.

    Also, Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), had called on citizens of Anambra to boycott the election unless the federal government announces a date for a referendum on Biafran independence.

    Aside Obiano, many other political heavyweights in Anambra are gunning for the governorship seat.

    They include Andy Ubah, a serving senator; Osita Chidoka, former Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and former Minister of Aviation and Yul Edochie, popular Nollywood actor and son of Pete Edochie.

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