By Phil Okose, Onitsha
The former governor of Anambra state, Mr. Peter Obi, has revealed what prompted him to undertake massive construction of roads, bridges and many other projects in Awgbu, Orumba North local government area, and all the towns in Anambra state.
Speaking at Awgbu during the burial of Chief Joseph Ezibe, the father of Chief Okey Ezibe, Obi recalled how he came and campaigned at Awgbu during electioneering and how he promised them to construct two major roads in the community.
Speaking further, Obi said that as soon as he won, Okey sent words to him that his father wanted to see him.
In his words: “On arrival, Sir Ezibe reminded me of my campaign promises, revealed to me that Chief Ozoemena Adi from Agulu first promised Awgbu people to reconstruct Awgbu-Umuawulu road in 1963, but could not fulfill the promise. He said since I was from Agulu like Chief Adi, that I should fulfill the promise on his behalf.”
Obi said that Chief Ezibe’s words was one of his guiding principles in government, making promises one is sure of fulfilling.
He, therefore, appealed to those in office at all levels to only promise what they are sure of delivering and not because of politics.
It will be recalled that as Governor, Obi constructed the Nibo-Umuawulu-Awgbu road; the Awgbu-Amaokpala road and the longest bridge in the state – Odor Bridge- connecting Awgbu and Amaokpala.