The Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano says he supported President Muhammadu Buhari in the just concluded presidential election because it was impossible for any opposition to defeat the incumbent president.
Obiano, who described such a political move as courageous and having foresight, mocked those who were against his support for the eventual winner of the February 23rd, 2019 presidential contest.
The governor who stated this in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, James Eze, said some of his Igbo brothers could not understand why he chose the unpopular path in the region.
The statement read in part, “It is in fact hard to see a leader who has enough conviction to damn the consequences and swim against the current towards a hostile direction that he alone has seen as the only realistic choice left.
“Governor Obiano knew that it was impossible to beat President Muhammadu Buhari in the last election. That is foresight. He made it clear to his close friends and allies that the opposition did not stand a chance against the President.
“And now that the chickens have come home to roost, it has become clear to Governor Obiano that foresight comes with a price.
“Foresight is a lonely path to tread. It breeds unexpected resentment and hate. Having foresight could turn you into a sudden object of anger and unwise attacks. But in the long run, it never leaves you without the enduring sheen of grace and glory.
“And that happens only when the people finally wake up to smell the coffee.”