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EXCLUSIVE: Governor Obiano, Obi’s Face Off Escalates

Peter Obi

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu – The frosty relationship between Governor Willy Obiano of Anambra state, and his predecessor, Mr. Peter Obi, has worsened as the two political giants are now calling for each others throat.

Ex- governor Obi, who is the incumbent chairman of Security And Exchange Commission (SEC) had  single handedly allegedly Imposed Obiano, on the people of Anambra state during the November, 2013 governorship election in the state.  

The duo however, fell out shortly after governor Obiano, took over mantle of leadership of the state, a development that allegedly forced Obi to defect from his former All Progressive Grand Alliance APGA party to that Peoples Democratic party, PDP.

AFRICAN EXAMINER gathered that the Obiano’s led government is currently considering  probing the Obi’s administration.  

Sources close to the Obiano led administration who do not want to be quoted in the print, told our Correspondent  that no amount of propaganda by the ex- governor, would stop the present government  in the state from looking into the financial dealings of the past administration under the watch of former governor Obi, “for prosperity sake”

Disturbed by the development, traditional rulers in Anambra have expressed their desire to reconcile the two politicians for the over­all interest of the state.

Speaking with newsmen at the weekend in Enugu, spokes­person of Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council, (HRH) Igwe Chris Onyekwuluje, hinted plans by monarchs from Anambra North senatorial zone to jointly confer both governors with special chieftaincy titles, as part of measure to resolve their face off.

Onyekwuluje dismissed speculation in some quarters that the rift was getting out of hand.

He, therefore, urged former governor Peter Obi to see his successor as his friend and political son, adding that he should overlook any misgivings or shortcomings that might bring disaffection between them.


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