Civil society group calls on Anambra governor elect content of Dr. Oby Ezekwesili

Written by on March 9, 2022

A civil society organisation, the Open Alliance Anambra, has called on governor-elect, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, to publicize the content of Dr Oby Ezekwesili Transition Committee.

The Coordinator of the group, Mr Chris Azor, who spoke in Awka on Tuesday commended the committee for timely completion of its task, said making the document public would be in the spirit of Open Governance standard and as well demonstrate willingness of Soludo to make the people part of his administration.

He said Mr Willie Obiano, the outgoing governor, had signed up to OGP in June 2017, a transparency and accountability mechanism for reform and good governance and urged Soludo to uphold the principles.

He said in spite of the success story of the OGP in the state that it was yet to be backed by any legislation.

Azor, also the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Co-Chair (Civil Society/Non State Actors), urged Soludo to ensure its sustainability by providing legal backing for it when he assumed office.

Soludo had shortly after the election set up the 80-man transition committee led by Ezekwesili to help him manage the transition process and develop a work plan for his manifesto in the state.

Anthony Samuel

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