The leader of the New Nigeria Initiative and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Omenife Izuegbu, has lauded Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State for his developmental strides in the state.

This is even as he said that the in-coming governor of the state, Chief Willie Obiano, will continue to improve upon the developmental efforts of Obi in Anambra state, calling on the people of Anambra to support Obiano.

Izuegbu also commended President

Goodluck Jonathan for keeping to his promise by flaging-of the second Niger Bridge, calling on Ndigbo to give Jonathan all the support he needs for the to

triumph in the 2015 election.

The national leader of New Nigeria

Initiative for Better Leadership, said the group had just concluded

a tour of Anambra State, adding that it appreciate what Obi had done in terms of infrastructure, health, and other developments in the state.

Izuegbu said: ?We just returned from a tour of Anambra State. We have toured all the nook and cranny of Anambra state and we quite appreciate what Governor

Peter Obi has done in terms of

infrastructure, health and the rest of


?So, we are very pleased with his

government and we were opportune to meet with the in-coming governor. He is

somebody who is together. We interacted with him and we are very sure he is going to improve on what Peter Obi has done. In fact, he is going to double it from the impression he gave and we are calling on Anambrarians to support him.

?And we are also calling on other states of the federation to toll the this kind of transition because with this, it shows that in the whole country, Anambra State?s

democracy has advanced,? Izuebgu said.

Asked if he was not afraid that his party, the PDP, would be upset over his commendation of Obi, Izuegbu said PDP members would not be angry because Anambra State is a special case; a test case.

He said it was a known fact from number one to the last number that in Anambra State, party affiliation was not the issue.

According to Izuegbu, ?it was now

individual, the person. So, that was why the New Nigeria Initiative, we are in support of the PDP. I am a staunch member of the PDP, but we voted the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the last election,? he said.

Izuegbu added that his action was not an anti-party case because of the person in question, adding that they voted for Obiano because they have confidence in him.

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