What Atiku’s campaign manager said about Peter Obi’s achievement as Anambra gov

Peter Obi is a former governor and presidential aspirant on the ticket of the Labor Party

Business magnate, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has hailed former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi for the progress the state made during his tenure as governor.

In a video that has hit the trends on the micro-blogging platform, Twitter, the chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) commended his effort in ensuring the state was self-sufficient.

Ben Bruce is reported to be one of Atiku’s campaign managers.

The video was seen on the handle of a tweep identified simply as Don Sunny. The time, place and authenticity of the video couldn’t be verified at the time of filing this report.

Peter Obi, who was governor of Anambra from 2007 to 2014 aspired for the presidential ticket on the platform of the largest opposition party but resigned to join the Labour Party after what he believed was a set-up by stakeholders in the PDP to sabotage his ambitions.

He remains one of the front runners in the upcoming elections in 2023 as he competes with Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

Below is a speech by Ben Bruce on the successes of Peter Obi in Anambra

We could possibly get out of the oil boom and bust cycle. Anambra is not an oil-producing state and does not have oil in commercial quantity yet it doesn’t take loans or owe workers salaries.

According to the United Nations, Anambra has one of the lowest poverty rates in Nigeria at 11.2% which places her ahead of 33 states.

Anambra and other southeast states lagged in education and the poor boy child school enrollment but today Anamabra leads the national in WAASCE results for the past three years, Anambra has had over 60% pass rate in the WASSCE.

They have made the best improvement in education in the whole nation and the state government even supports private schools financially. But look at the states that thrive by depending solely on federal allocation, they age broke, do not pay salaries and age so debt-ridden that banks will not lend them anymore.

Worst of all is that these states are performing woefully in education. There is something to be learned in Anambra. Is it their policy, their budget practice, it is their sense of community, whatever it is, it is working.

The Federal Government and other states should study what Anambra State has been doing right and replicate it nationally. Anambra proves that Nigeria doesn’t need oil to thrive. What Nigeria needs to thrive is education.

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