Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano has insisted that there was no truth in the recent rumour that he intended to fly the flag of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the 2019 presidential election.
The governor in a Christmas message signed on his behalf by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr James Eze dispelled the speculations.
He said, “I dismiss them as a mere political stargazing which has no bearing on the facts on the ground.”
The governor urged the people of the state to seize the opportunity of the Christmas to touch the lives of their neighbour positively with love as they commemorate the birth of Christ.
Obiano described Christmas as the season of love when Christians are expected to rise above all inhibitions to show love to their neighbours.
“Christmas underscores the salvific role of Christ to mankind and reminds us all of the centrality of sacrificial love to a more peaceful and harmonious world. So, in the birth of Jesus Christ, we Christians are reminded that love is the first condition for a better world.”
Speaking further, Governor Obiano observed that Nigeria was in a period of time when only sacrificial love can heal the deep-seated wounds and harrowing agonies that harangue the people on a daily basis.
“We need to be kind to one another, encourage one another and support one another. Nigeria is at a time when we must all come together to seal the cracks between us with love and the celebration of Christmas gives us a perfect opportunity to do just that,” he further advised.
He assured the people of the state of his commitment to ensure that he surpasses his first term performance during his second term.
Obiano thanked them for voting him overwhelming in the just concluded governorship election.