Anambra Guber Race: Holy Ghost Fathers Bless Obiano

The APGA flag-bearer in the November 16 gubernatorial election in Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has received the overwhelming blessing of a cross section of the clergy in Anambra State in his bid to take over the reins of leadership from Governor Peter Obi in the coming election.
The Priests who belong to the Spiritan Missions otherwise known as the Holy Ghost Fathers bestowed their blessing on Chief Obiano when the APGA Team led by the National Chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh stormed the solemn ceremony held to mark the Missionaries’ Founders Day at 3-3 Corner, in the outskirts of Onitsha, the commercial city in Anambra State.
Receiving the APGA Team,  the Provincial Superior of the Spiritans, Very Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Peter Agbonome explained that the Catholic Church in Anambra State was happy with the sterling achievements of Governor Peter Obi and the APGA leadership in the state and would lend its support to the APGA candidate in the coming election.
“We are happy with the current government in Anambra State. We have seen the indices of his performance. We do not measure success based on the claims politicians make in the media. We listen to the ordinary people to hear their views. We live among them. If you do well, they will tell us. I am happy with Chief Obiano, the APGA candidate and we shall pray for him to win the election.  We wish him well,” Very Rev. Fr (Dr.) Agbonome declared.
According to him, Anambra State has all it takes to be the best in the world but has been pegged back over the years by bad leadership. He therefore assured Chief Obiano and Chief Umeh that the Spiritans, made up essentially of theologians and philosophers would stand by the party and its candidate in the coming election.
In his speech, the APGA standard bearer, Chief Obiano explained that he was fundamentally inspired to offer himself for the service of his people by the good work Governor Obi has done in Anambra State. “I am confident that I can improve on Governor Obi’s achievements. I can assure you that we shall continue, conclude and commission all existing projects and initiatives in Anambra State and commence new ones that will mark Anambra out as a frontline state in the country,” he declared.
“I will energize commerce and industry and devote efforts to expanding the scope of our oil and gas industry to ensure that Anambra begins to enjoy the benefits that are accruable to its status as an oil producing state,” Chief Obiano further assured.
The APGA guber aspirant further explained that he has a well-developed Blueprint for the accelerated development of Anambra State which is anchored on what he called The Wheel which revolves around four key areas including Industrialization, Trade and Commerce, Agriculture and Oil & Gas.
“Outside of The Wheel, you have the 10-pillars of Development which you might call the enablers. These are things that will easily mark us out as serious agents of change when we assume office. They include education, health, the environment, housing and urban development, infrastructural development, tourism, Sports and youth development, security and social welfare, agriculture and civil service and administration,” he further explained.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the National Chairman of APGA Chief Victor Umeh had explained that the first four years of APGA leadership of Anambra State under Obi were spent on setting the tone for the moral rebirth of the state.
“This informed our decision to return schools to the missions. It is very important that we elect a God fearing man who understands the rudiments of good leadership,” he further emphasized pointing out that Chief Obiano was the best man for the job


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria


  1. Pls churches should distance demseves from politics. I hope der. Support is really a personal issue. D must nt announce such support on d. Lords alter and force d choice/suupport on poor congregation. Dis is democracy pls

  2. He is God sent..Obiano for continuity

  3. Hope he ll surpass Obi's achievements?

  4. Has apga turned to become a roman chathoLic party

  5. He is the new face of Anambra

  6. We r for APC, Anambra too must progress

  7. Hu him go bless b 4, wen him loose pastor go say he is nt d chosen one, dem too like moni. Ngige 4 real

  8. Obi has made Anambra politics to be Catholic vs Anglicans war fare. He favours catholic society and most of his apointees includin his chosen successor are all catholics. He refused to contruct a bore hole for an Anglican school a project which Andy Uba has taken up to win d favour of d Anglican denomination.

  9. Obiano we stand...we dnt need Tinubuism in Anambra..(tax increase etc)... I wil advice Ngige (short man) to retrace his steps...he is out of d game...APGA we stand!

  10. Politic and religion is interwoven and should be carried with all decorume

  11. Ifeanyin uba for life labour party.

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