Governor Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) was sworn in yesterday for a second term in office.
The governor took the oath of office, which was administered by the Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Peter Umeadi, at about 1.10 pm. This was after his deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke had done the same. Their inauguration was heralded by 21 gun salute.
Speaking after his inauguration, Obiano said that his re-election showed that Anambra people have grown politically and promised to work hard for the development of the state.
He said, “I stand today to declare a new season of service to Anambra people. We are reaching the skies and I thank you for choosing me and my deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke. I bow to the leadership of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for fighting for our victory at the November 18, 2017 elections. I also accept the decision of the people in good faith.
Governors Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Enugu and Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta were on hand to witness the occasion.
Governors Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and Darius Ishaku of Taraba State, Oni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II and the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe Aladesanmi III, also attended the event.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was represented by the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige. Other personalities at the occasion were former governors of Anambra, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Chinwoke Mbadinuju, and Mrs Virgy Etiaba, former Information Minister, Labaran Maku, President General Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, Senators Andy Ubah, Victor Umeh, and Joy Emordi.