- Senator Andy Uba has lambasted Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra as the governorship election in the state draws nearer
- Uba alleged that Obiano, who is the political godfather of the candidate of APGA, Charles Soludo, has failed to solve the problems plaguing the state
- According to him, he has met with stakeholders within and outside the state on how to move the state forward
Awka, Anambra - The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the November 6, Anambra election, Andy Uba, has criticised the state governor, Willie Obiano, over his style of governance.
Governor Obiano is backing the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Charles Soludo, to succeed him as governor of the state.
Legit.ng gathered that while speaking during a media parley in Lagos on Monday, October 18, Uba alleged that Obiano is detached from the “realities on ground” in Anambra.
He said the governor has not had a face-to-face interaction with Nkem Okeke, his deputy governor, in 18 months.
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Okeke recently defected from APGA to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The deputy governor was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by Mai Mala Buni, Yobe state governor, at the presidential villa.
Speaking on the defection, Uba said:
“Obiano has not seen his deputy governor for 18 months. They have not seen each other. What kind of leader is that?
“Obiano does not engage the people. You must engage the people that are agitating in your state. He cuts off people that are not with him, even if they are from his place.”
Uba said his party is engaging stakeholders to find a solution to the security situation in the state.
“Election must hold despite security issues. We are engaging different kinds of people in the state. Obiano has never tried to engage them."
The senator said Anambra’s development has been stunted because the incumbent governor does not belong to the ruling party, adding that the state “deserves to be in the centre.”
The APC chieftains said if elected governor, he would build an industrial park in the state and replicate the education system of Lagos in Anambra.
The governorship candidate said he understands the needs of the people, adding that he has helped many people in the state, including Soludo, the APGA candidate whom he claims he helped become Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor.
Andy Uba reveals what he will do in office within six months
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Uba said that he would conduct local government elections within the first six months of his first tenure as governor.
It was reported that he noted the local government is the pillar of rural development, stating that the Obiano administration had deprived people of the state of the grassroots governance that they deserve.
Uba made this disclosure while addressing party faithful at a joint meeting with local government and ward executives of the party in Awka, on Sunday, October 17.