The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) in Anaocha, Anambra State, has given reasons why it honoured former Governor Peter Obi with the “Life Time Achievers’ Award. It said the award was in recognition of Obi’s achievements, especially his ability to govern Anambra State within the ambit of the law.
Chairman Chief Chris Ogom Adimora said the people would continue to use Obi as an example in governance and that he would be remembered for so many firsts he achieved as the governor.
His words: “He is more remembered for his dogged fight to regain the mandate freely given him by the people. He defied all odds and regained his mandate when he was unlawfully impeached. He also got judgment through the courts to ensure that Senator Chris Ngige’s unlawful tenure did not encroach on his mandate of eight years.”
Adimorah said Obi would be admired for leaving N75 billion in cash and investment, when he neither borrowed nor left contractual obligations, when other governors left debts and unredeemed bonds.
The NBA chair cited what he called his “frugal management of the state’ resources, sound education policy, road network and urban renewal policy,” as reasons why he would remain endeared to the people.