Gov Willie Obiano receiving the immediate past councillors of the state during their condolence visit to him in Aguleri
The immediate past councillors in Anambra State under the aegis of Anambra State Councillors Forum, ASCOF, have donated half a million naira to the foundation set up by the governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, in the memory of his mother. The former councillors made the donation during their condolence visit to the governor in his Aguleri country home.
Obiano's mother, Christiana, was buried in Aguleri on July 20.
Speaking on the occasion, the chairman of ASCOF, Hon Anayo Okpaleke, who led over three hundred of his colleagues, told the governor that they came to condole with him on the demise of his mother, urging him to take solace in the fact that his mother lived a worthy life and impacted well on her immediate surroundings.
Okpaleke then announced a donation of N500, 000 to the foundation set up by the governor for his mother, describing the idea of the foundation as worthwhile as it would assist the needy in society.
He said they decided to toe that path because they believed in the governor's philosophy of establishing a foundation that would benefit the poor, noting that there was no greater way of remembering the governor's mother whose philanthropy was legendary.
The former grassroots operators who also donated the biggest cow to the governor as part of their condolence, assured the governor of their support, pointing out that they had the number to deliver him as long as they were involved in the scheme of things.
An elated Gov Obiano thanked them for their visit, expressing happiness that they were able to gather in such numbers to condole with him.
In another development, the executive of ASCOF has paid a courtesy visit to the traditional ruler of Umuleri, Igwe Sir Ben Emeka.
The ASCOF executive's visit was to felicitate with the traditional ruler on his coronation as the monarch of his town.
They congratulated him on his coronation and extended a hand of fellowship to him in the service of the state.
Receiving them in his palace, Igwe Emeka commended them on their decision to visit him and expressed delight that they were working in tandem to portray the state in good l