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Anambra Election: Jonathan, Fayose, Wike, others campaign for Obaze‎ 

A former President, Goodluck Jonathan; Governors of Rivers and Ekiti states, Nyesom Wike and Ayodele Fayose; among others visited Anambra State on Thursday for the grand finale campaign for Oseloka Obaze.
Mr. Obaze is the Anambra State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Saturday’s poll.

Mr. Jonathan was also accompanied by the governors of Delta, Abia, Taraba, and Gombe states as well as the former governor of the Anambra State, Peter Obi, at the rally held at Onitsha, the commercial nerve of the state.

According to Sun Newspaper, the former president said Anambra has been a PDP stronghold and that return of the party to the state in tomorrow’s election would birth a new era that will end marginalisation of the state in Nigeria and by extension, the South-east zone of the country.

PDP ruled the state from 1999-2003 under Governor Chinwoke Mbadinuju.

Mr. Jonathan urged Anambra citizens to vote Mr. Obaze as he was carefully selected to steer the state forward.

“We need somebody that will protect the interest of Anambra people, somebody to protect the interest of Igbo.

We don’t want any situation Igbo will complain of marginalisation, it will depend on people you send there and then governors and people we send there. We need somebody that will encourage the enterprise and business that have the connection overseas to attract foreign partners to the state and that person is Obaze,” Mr. Jonathan said.

Mr. Obi, the former governor, described incumbent willie Obiano as a mistake that needs to be voted out.

Oseloka Obaze, MD & CEO

Oseloka Obaze, MD & CEO

Mr. Obaze is the former Secretary to the State Government of Anambra State, Nigeria from 2012 to 2015 - MD & CEO, Oseloka H. Obaze. Mr. Obaze also served as a former United Nations official, from 1991-2012, and as a former member of the Nigerian Diplomatic Service, from 1982-1991.

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