Ahead of the Anambra State 2021 governorship election, women from the 21 local government areas of the state under the umbrella, Anambra Women for Peace and Growth Initiative, have declared their support for the state governor, Willie Obiano, on his choice of the former Central Bank Nigeria (CBN) governor, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, to succeed him as the next governor of the state come March 17, 2022.
The women also expressed concern over the lingering court cases capable of affecting the forthcoming Anambra gubernatorial election slated for November 6, 2021.
The women who expressed their worry through a peaceful protest also threw their weight behind the continuity of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) government in the state.
The women who trooped out in their numbers over the weekend protested within the popular Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka, under a downpour with placards and banners showing inscriptions like “Say no to Supreme Court governor”, “Anambra women want a free, fair and credible election” and “Anambra women support the continuity of APGA government”, “We don’t want court governor in Anambra state”, ” We don’t want what happened in Imo State to happen in Anambra”, among others.
Speaking to Journalists, the leader of the group, Mrs Joy Otuadimma, noted that the women of Anambra State were out to contribute their quota to the peace and progress of the state.
Mrs Otuadimma said that Anambra State “deserves steady growth and development for the sake of its children”, stressing that the APGA government had repositioned Anambra State for better, and harped on the need for the party to continue to lead the state towards greatness.
She commended Governor Willie Obiano and his wife, Ebelechukwu, for a job well done over the past seven years, hoping that they would continue to do great exploits for the state till their last day in office.
She further called on all Anambra Women to be part of the ongoing voter registration exercise in other to have a stake in making a governor that would work for Ndi Anambra.