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Don’t Involve Traditional Rulers In Amanbra Politics – Willie Obiano

Gov. Willie Obiano

Gov. Willie Obiano

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra has urged Gov. Willie Obiano to leave traditional rulers and Presidents-General of communities out of partisan politics in the state.

The state Chairman of the party, Mr. Ndubuisi Nwobu revealed this at a recent news briefing on Wednesday in Awka.

According to Mr. Ndubuisi, the crisis between the state government and some royal fathers wouldn’t have arisen if the governor did not involve them to endorse zoning for the governorship.

He added that politics in Anambra should solely be strictly the prerogative and responsibility of political parties.

His words, “It is not the duty of traditional rulers in any way whatsoever to delve into the zoning of the governorship neither is it the responsibility of Presidents-General.”

β€œIt is strictly the prerogative and responsibility of political parties.”

β€œIn as much as the royal fathers have rights to air their views, such views should be personal.”

β€œWe are not worried about the clamour from some people for zoning in the state. Our party will discuss the issue at the appropriate time.

β€œWe should, however, know that the Constitution allows any qualified person to stand for elective positions.”

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Chief Willie Obiano (born August 8, 1955) is a Nigerian politician, banker and technocrat. He serves as the fourth Democratic Governor of Anambra State.

Governor Obiano was born at Aguleri, a town in Anambra State, Eastern Nigeria. He received a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Lagos in 1979 and a Master of Business Administration from the same university.

Governor Obiano began his banking career in 1981 at the First Bank of Nigeria before he left to join the services of Chevron Oil Nigeria Plc as an accountant and rose to the position of Chief Internal Auditor. In 1989, he was one of the auditors that audited Texaco Refinery in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

In 1991, he joined the Fidelity Bank as Deputy Manager and head of Audit unit and rose to the position of Executive Director on October 2003.

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