The Executive Governor of Anambra State, Chief Dr. Willie Obiano has finally opened up that he supported the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari during the Presidential elections. He said he supported the President’s bid due to the fact that he foresaw his victory for the second term in office.
Governor Obiano, who disclosed this in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr James Eze, said he knew that it was impossible to beat President Muhammadu Buhari in the last presidential and National Assembly elections
Mr Eze, said the governor, made it clear to his close friends and allies that the opposition did not stand a chance against the president.
He argued that in a federation that has developed a thick skin for fairness, equity and justice, it is wiser to be subtle than confrontational. He warned that Ndigbo must not stumble twice over the same stone.
But nobody understood him then, for though most of them have been in politics long before him, but foresight is a gift that is not available to everyone.
“And now that the chickens have come home to roost, it has become clear to Governor Obiano that foresight comes at a price. Foresight is a lonely path to tread. It breeds unexpected resentment and hate. Having foresight could turn you into a sudden object of anger and unwise attacks. But on the long run, it never leaves you without the enduring sheen of grace and glory. And that happens only when the people finally wake up to smell the coffee. Sadly, in the case of many farsighted leaders, this happens after they are out of office or after they are gone!
Chief Willie Obiano (born August 8, 1955) is a Nigerian banker, technocrat, politician and the fourth Democratic Governor of Anambra State.
Obiano left the banking system to join Nigerian politics and in 2013 contested the November 16, 17 and 30 Anambra State gubernatorial elections on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA. He won the election and was sworn in on March 17, 2014 to succeed Peter Obi. On November 14 2017, he was reelected as Governor.
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