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Please support Soludo, Obiano tells Anambra lawmakers

The outgoing governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano, has appealed to the State House of Assembly to accord the governor-elect, Prof. Charles Soludo, same…

The outgoing governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano, has appealed to the State House of Assembly to accord the governor-elect, Prof. Charles Soludo, same legislative support given to him.

Obiano made the appeal at a valedictory session the State Assembly organised in his honour, on Tuesday.

Obiano led-administration will formally expire on Thursday and Soludo will be sworn in as the 6th executive governor of the state.

He commended the legislature for the cordial working relationship and legislative support for his administration.

“I appreciate the House for honouring me and for your kind words. It is always difficult to say goodbyes but I will remember you, the sixth and the seventh Assembly, for your support.”

“I want to appeal, accord the incoming governor the same legislative support and assistance you accorded me,” he said.

Earlier, the lawmakers took turn to eulogise and commend Obiano for his “outstanding achievements”.

The Speaker, Mr Uche Okafor, described Obiano as a visionary leader, who bequeathed laudable legacy projects to the state.

“It was a commendable partnership between the legislative and the executive arms of government. We did not record any rift or conflict.”

“You will be remembered for your achievements and legacy projects such as the passenger and cargo airport, the international convention centre, the township stadium and other projects.

“As you bow out on Thursday, on behalf of the 7th Assembly, we congratulate you for finishing strong,” he said.