Panic Grips Obiano Ahead Of Saturday Polls .....Governor Fears He May Loss Second Time Bid


By FRANCIS OGBONNA

Ahead of the Saturday polls, report reaching My Backyard Story reveals that the incumbent Governor of Anambra, Chief Willie Obiano is panic struck, as he feels he may lose his bid to return as the number one citizen of the state.

According to an impeccable source in the Anambra Government house, the Governor’s present state can be attributed to the perceived progress other contenders to the seat seems to have made, which puts his ambition in jeopardy.

Our source disclosed “The Governor does not believe that the recent visit by the President to the state was just a stopover, but that it was made solely to campaign for Tony Nwoye (the APC Guber candidate) and the fact that Nwoye was able to attract the support of the President gives him an edge over the rest of them.

“Add to that the number of security personnel that came with the President to the state. Recall that in the past security men released to states during elections have always been used by the ruling party to aid the victory of their candidates.”

Another reason our source posited is the frayed relationship Obiano has with his godfather and former Governor of the state, Mr. Peter Obi. He insists that Obiano as expended too much energy fighting Obi, which may affect his chances.

“The governor is also troubled by the fact that he didn’t do too well at the last Guber debate which is widely believed to have been won by Osita Chidoka. You know that apart from being articulate, Chidoka is also grounded politically. In addition to being a former minister and FRSC Corps Marshall, he also has an affiliation with traditional rulers in the state. With all these factors in place, if Peter Obi really puts his weight behind him like it is expected this may result in an upset,” our source added.

The erstwhile governor of the state, Mr. Obi was said to have single-handedly installed the former banker, Obiano in his place as Governor, but had issues with him barely months after the later assumed office. Both men have since been at loggerhead.
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