2019: Obiano denies supporting Buhari


The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has decried reports that he was
supporting the 2019 presidential bids of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All
Progressives Congress and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Obiano disclosed this in a statement by his Commissioner for Information and
Public Enlightenment, C-Don Adinuba in Akwa , Anambra state.

He reiterated that he was supporting the ambition of the presidential candidate
of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Gen. John Gbor, in the race.

He described stories that he was either supporting the PDP or the APC in the
race as “wishful thinking.”


The statement said it was incumbent upon Obiano as the Chairman of the Board of
Trustees of APGA to support the presidential bid of his party’s candidate in the
2019 polls.

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The statement read in part,”As the 2019 general election approaches, it is
interesting how various politicians and political parties have been swooping on
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State in the belief that his role will be
critical in deciding who wins the presidential vote.

“For instance, operatives of two of the leading political parties in Nigeria,
the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, have taken to
the media to create the impression that the governor had endorsed their
candidates in the forthcoming election.

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“Some have even gone as far as reproducing a video of an event which took place
in 2014 in a bid to give the impression that the event had just occurred.

“Governor Obiano is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressive
Grand Alliance. He is also the APGA National Leader. These positions place heavy
responsibilities on his shoulders. Therefore, any talk about him endorsing the
presidential candidate of another party, let alone joining another party, is
wishful thinking.”

The statement noted that unlike in two previous elections in the country, when
APGA had no presidential candidates and was constrained to form an alliance with
a ruling party, APGA has a credible presidential candidate for the 2019
general election.

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The statement said APGA presidential candidate, Gbor had impressive
qualifications including a doctorate and would formally inaugurate his
presidential campaign on December 6 in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

It said in addition, APGA had remained the only development-oriented party in
the country that cut across religious and tribal divides, noting that Gbor’s
vision would make Nigeria a role model to developing countries across the globe.


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