Kinsmen rejoice over Obi’s award by Thisday

By Valentine Amanze

The Agulu people in Anambra State have expressed happiness with their son, who is the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, on his award, “The Governor of the Decade”, by Thisday Newspaper.
They spoke through the Agulu monarch, Igwe Innocent Obodoakor, and the Traditional Prime Minister, Ichie Anagboso.
In a statement, “Our Son in whom we are Well pleased”, the people said that the award by Thisday did not come to them as a surprise in view of what they called “Obi’s exemplary conduct both in and out of office.”
The statement reads in part: “We have read the reasons Thisday gave that prompted the recognition. We agreed with them entirely. We wish to let the world know that beyond the national credentials that made him fit for the award, he is also a very good and an exemplary Agulu man.
“Where do we start from to eulogise him? No word is adequate to convey his goodness, which shines forth and inflicts all that come in contact with him.
“He is perhaps one highly-placed gentleman that is not at loggerheads with his town for any reason. The people of the town love him for his accessibility and humility. Above all, his yearly empowerment in Agulu, which he does without making noise, shall continue to be cherished by the people of Agulu.”
Obi won Thisday “Governor of the Decade” on January 20, 2020.
It would be recalled that Thisday said that beyond other former governors, Obi introduced civility to government; left over N75 billion in the treasury of the state which has been investigated and proved as correct.
Thisday also noted what it called his “singular earth-quaking re-building of the education sector” after he returned schools to the Church and his altering of the political calendar of Nigeria through epochal court judgements.
Chief Ayo Adebanjo, who presented the award, said to Obi: “We have watched you over the years, you will go higher my son.”

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