ASA-World reacts to the pick of His Excellency Governor Peter Obi as Vice President

Atiku chooses Governor Obi

ASA-World reacts to the pick of His Excellency Governor Peter Obi, the former Executive Governor of Anambra State of Nigeria as running mate to His Excellency Mr Atiku Abubakar with testimonials

ASA-World reacts to the pick of  His Excellency Governor Peter Obi, the former Executive Governor of Anambra State of Nigeria as running mate to His Excellency Mr Atiku Abubakar with testimonials

 

14-10-18

 

From our Secretariat in Toronto, Canada and on behalf of  our ), 27 countries global Diaspora membership, Anambra World-wide Association ASA-World congratulates His Excellency Governor Peter Obi, the former Executive Governor of Anambra State of Nigeria on his pick by His Excellency Mr Atiku Abubakar as running mate with with testimonials n his experience working with the Anambra State of Nigeria His Excellency Governor Obi former Executive Governor of Anambra State of Nigeria as its partner in service in making Anambra State (our home state ) a “Strategic Asset” in Nigeria 

 

As a non-political, not for profit organization we work in concert with legitimately elected government to enhance the lives of the under privileged, the under serviced and marginalised. However, in this case, we will break with the tradition to well deserved testimonials or an account of  our experience and observation working with  His Excellency Governor Peter Obi  throughout his eight years of stewardship as the Executive Governor of Anambra State of Nigeria. We will that it is incumbent on us to write the narratives in reaction to the armchair experts out there on His Excellency Governor Peter Obi  

 

His Excellency Governor Peter Obi should be remembered as the man who transformed Anambra from the “laughing stock of the nation to a true “light of the nation”, and a “Strategic Asset” in Nigeria, beautifully captured on his book;“Unlocking the Access to Potential –The face of Change”, his vision for Sustainable Development.

With the book, His Excellency affirmed his commitment then to the United Nation’s Millennium Development Vision signed by 192 member states that gave birth to the then “Anambra Integrated Development Strategy (ANIDS).    

 

A reminder that under  His Excellency Governor Peter Obi   and his team, Anambra State transition from,“it shall be well with Anambra”, “home for all” to “The light of the nation”. And under his leadership, Anambra World-Wide(global Anambra indigines Association were able to periodically conduct audits of his Stewardship routinely called “Project Inspection”, generally, from completed and to on-going projects that we (ASA-World) conclude with objective and independent visual reports punished worldwide. We also witnessed a series of pioneering initiatives under his leadership.

 

For the interest of those unaware of “this man’s”(Peter Obi), Former Executive Governor of Anambra’s accomplishments here are some of the highlights:

 

  1. First Governor to be conscripted into all the Presidents committees even when he is in a Minority and opposition party
  2. The First Governor to hand schools back to the original owners and gave them over 6 billion Naira to help them restore education to its former glory
  3. The First Governor of a different political party from Federal government to Govern a state for 8 years and maintained cordial relationship with Federal government
  4. The first serving Governor to be brought into Presidential economic team and appointed as the “SPECIAL ADVISER” to the President from a different political party
  5. The first Governor to partner with Donor agencies  for the development of his state
  6. The first Governor from South East then, to be honored with a national award (in 2011)
  7. The First Governor to serve a second Term both in the old and New Anambra state

8.The First Governor to reclaim his mandates through courts  and the first Governor to get a “tenure interpretation” by Supreme court

9.The first Governor in the history of Anambra State to highlight the significance of the Diaspora by creating create the Diaspora Desk in Anambra State government

  1. The First Governor to pioneer a workshop of peer review mechanism in NIGERIA

11.First Governor to become and remained the Chairman of the South East Governor’s forum throughout his 2 tenures of 8 years, the position is rotational every years but he was judged by

  1. First Governor of minority party to become Vice Chairman of Nigerian Governor’s forum
  2. Few will disagree that Peter Obi was the first Governor who is not Tribalistic ,ethnical or sectional in Governance
  3. He is by all measure the first Governor to stand by the rules of the law and respect it even when it did not favor him
  4. The First Governor to receive Award as the best FISCAL MANAGER and the first Governor to accord Traditional Rulers their due respects and attention in NIGERIA in recognition of Nigeria’s complex political culture

 

ASA-World’s position is that given the roles His Excellency Governor Peter Obi  had played in a stable in Anambra State of Nigeria and as a previous Economic Advisor to the former federal government of Nigeria, it should not be a surprise for anyone that the aspiring president of Mr. Atiku would pick him as his Vice. His Excellency Governor Peter Obi’s understanding of human capital and how to harness know-hows as the bases for growth and development equal to none.

 

It is our(ASA-World’s) prayer that a team of Atiku and Obi will work towards diverse economic directions that create jobs for the youths and the unemployed of Nigeria

  • Will become more cognizant of the global economic inter-connection and the need for fiscal discipline and related food shortage and the need for food security in Nigeria
  • Work on climate change and the correlating effects on Nigeria’s landscapes and agricultural outputs as well as refocusing the Nigeria’s economy away from pattern of growth that is not sustainable
  • A reminder also to Mr. Atiku/Obi a team that security of life and property are paramount to growth and development in Nigeria not to overlook infrastructural growth also to growth and development of Nigeria
  • Culture of starting projects and not finishing the project, lack of maintenances of existing infrastructures, roadways and bridges are good examples of unsustainable growth that should be addressed
  • Fostering enabling environment for education , entertainment and vocational trades constructions as the next best avenues for growth and opportunities
  • For the 2019 Nigerian election, members of Anambra World-Wide  wish for the leadership of Nigeria that , respects the Nigeria constitution and the rule of law, Human right and Civil rights, federal character commission and;
  • that will implementing restructuring and devolution of powers and a team of leaders that are competent  with good knowledge of Economics

 

ASA-World believes that the pick of His Excellency, Governor Obi, is the right one. He is an epitome of quintessential transformational leadership. 

 

ASA-World believes that the pick of His Excellency, Governor Obi, is the right one. He is an epitome of quintessential transformational leadership. 

 

Hon. Chudi Asidianya, BA, MA, LSC, IEO   Cc: Dr. Nwachukwu Anakwenze                                    Cc:  Mr.Christian Onuorah

Secretary General                                              Chairman/Medical Director                                             Vice Chairman           

Anambra World-Wide (ASA World )       

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