APC Blasts Obiano For Seeking Appointments From Buhari Govt
Says focus on your APGA
The All Progressives Congress (APCj, has lambasted the governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano over his recent request made to President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to information available to ElombahNews, Governor Obiano requested President Buhari to hand him the state’s share of federal appointments.
Obiano made the demand few days ago when he visited Buhari.
After the meeting, Obiano said that he discussed with the president to consider his state, Anambra, when making federal appointments when he assumes office for a second term.
Reacting, APC asked Obiano to focus on his party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and work towards the development of his state.
In a press release by the Anambra State chapter publicity secretary, Mr Okelo Madukaife, APC cautions him against trying to reap the gains of the sweat of those who worked tirelessly for Buhari‘s re-election.
Mr. Madukaife said: “We invite Willie Obiano to refocus on how to get the 21 Local Governments in Anambra State working and running under democratic governments, in response to the true wishes of Ndi Anambra.
“When these functional democratic governments are in place, alongside their legislature populated by elected councilors, the third tier will easily manage the affairs of town unions and traditional leaders under their domain, while the state government returns to its superintendence role.
“It is our considered view that jobs can be generated by the adoption of this harmonized model envisaged and provided for in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, than kitchen- meetings in Abuja which duplicates the duties under due discharge by the APC Anambra and South East caucuses.”
Madukaife called on Obiano to rather join the party instead of running to Abuja to curry favour from the president.
He said: “We would, however, welcome Gov. Obiano off the sidelines and into APC any day, if that is his craving.
“We remind Gov. Obiano that our great party in Anambra State appreciate appointments from Abuja particularly for loyal APC members who have invested their sweat, courage of conviction, perseverance and hard work.”
The party appreciated Obiano for his media support during the 2019 presidential election.
It, however, stated that it is mindful that the March 9, 2019, House of Assembly elections in Anambra State were mindlessly rigged in favour of APGA as against the interest of APC by agents of the governor.