The Chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Ltd, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, has assured Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State that the people of Nnewi comprising of four quarters, Nnewi South Local Government Area and Anambra South Senatorial District will massively vote for him at the November 18, 2017 governorship election.
Ubah who is also the Publisher of The AUTHORITY newspapers and Chairman of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, made the pledge on Thursday when he paid a visit to Obiano on the sideline of an enlarged solidarity visit by the Nnewi community.
He said that he had perfected plans to ensure majority of the voters from the area cast their ballot for the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) to return Governor Obiano for a second term in office.
Ubah’s speech was witnessed by Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of the Eze Igbo Gburugburu, Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu-Ojukwu; Chief Dan Ulasi, Chief Agu Okonkwo and other prominent indigenes of Nnewi.
He emphatically told Obiano that,”I will deliver Nnewi for you”.
Governor Willie Obiano had earlier appealed for support to ensure he secures a second term from Nnewi community and solicited for support from Dr Ubah.
This came as traders in Nnewi Timber Market who were affected in a major fire incident, were provided with N10 million relief by Obiano.
The palliative was released after 10 months the inferno razed down several shops and destroyed goods worth hundreds of millions of naira.
Presenting the cheque to the leadership of the market union at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, Gov. Obiano explained that the money was to assist the victims to start their businesses afresh.
He stated that his administration has relocated some of its fire-fighting trucks to Nnewi as part of the efforts to forestall a recurrence of such disaster.
Obiano further assured the traders that the on-going construction of the road leading to the market would soon be completed.
The governor expressed satisfaction with the judicious utilisation of the N10 million provided for the timber market by his administration under the choose-your-project initiative.
The Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Chief Paul Odenigbo, described the gesture as a clear demonstration of the governor’s humane disposition.
Responding, the Chairman of the market union, Chief Chukwunonso Nnetu, thanked the Governor for coming to their rescue and prayed God to repay him, just as he promised that his members would reciprocate the gesture with their votes on November 18.