By VINCENT UJUMADU
AWKA—ANAMBRA State governor, Mr. Peter Obi yesterday in Awka urged the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in the state to intensify prayers for God to choose a successor that would be better than him.
Obi’s tenure would end in 2014 and politicians in the state are already warming up to contest the election scheduled for December, 2013.
The governor, who was exchanging views with the state leadership of CAN led by its chairman, Bishop Ephraim Ndife, who visited him, said the greatest legacy he would be happy to leave for Anambra people would be that he contributed significantly in changing the psyche of the people of the state who suffered so much due to distorted and misplaced values and emulation of wrong role models in the past.
Expressing the commitment of his administration to the development of both urban and rural areas of the state, the governor commended members of CAN for their prayers which assisted him greatly in running the affairs of the state.
Obi said one of the strategies he adopted was to embark on poverty mapping that enabled government to determine the poorest parts of the state, stressing that it had helped to open up all the hitherto neglected areas.
He commended CAN for its cooperation in the successful hand over of schools to the churches, which he noted, had led to over 500% improvement on the performance of students in external examinations, including WAEC and NECO.