I’m not a hungry governor - Obiano

The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has carpeted his critics who accused him of mismanaging the state’s resources, saying, “I’m not a hungry governor.”

The governor, who stated this in a media chat at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, said he was an accomplished person by dint of a good career he had in the banking industry.

He said, “Look, let me tell you, I’m a wealthy person before I came here as a governor. I didn’t come here to steal, because there is nothing here for me to steal.

“I was enjoying my wealth in the United States of America with my family before I was approached to come and do this job as a governor.

“I had already made good money before venturing into politics. I was relishing in the comfort of my house, with swimming pool, basketball court and other good things in the United States before providence brought me here.

“I’m an accomplished person by every measurement. Providence brought me here as governor to serve the people.

“In terms of enjoyment, there is none here to enjoy as a governor, with all this protocol restricting my comfort.”

Obiano had been under criticism over alleged profligacy in the handling of state’s resources, including mismanaging N75bn allegedly left in the state’s coffers by his predecessor, Mr. Peter Obi.

But Obiano, in the media chat, said because of his banking background, he had maintained financial prudence and transparency in the management of the state resources.

He said in just two years in office, he was being rated with those who spent eight years in office as governor.

He boasted of his administration’s achievement in security, describing it as outstanding. According to him, Anambra State has now become an investment destination.

The governor said he had built the longest bridge in the state to link Anambra with other states, noting that the bridge would shorten journeys to Nsukka, Abuja and so on.

He added that the three flyovers in Awka under construction would be ready by April.
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  1. So enjoying comfort in America is now an accomplishment? Inferiority complex and African mentality dey worry you people

  2. Ride on Willie. History would vindicate you.


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