Social cohesion updating the state of the research
We saw entrepreneurs like Sir Elvis Emecheta from Abatete in Idemili North Local Government Area take their factories to places like Abuja. Ifeanyi, an ichie in Ihiala and former President of the Association of Anambra Town Unions (ASATU) in Lagos.For the first time, we saw even custodians of our culture conduct their daughters’ traditional marriages in faraway places like Lagos. Umunne m, I regret that even to this day we have not known the whereabouts of the traditional ruler of Ihembosi in Ekwusigo Local Government Area since he was kidnapped six years ago.Godwin Ezeemo, the Progressive Party Alliance (PPA) candidate, was one of them.In the VIP stand were also distinguished politicians from the so-called opposition parties like the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Needless to state, for the first time in our recent history candidates of the main political parties did not challenge the election result but rather wrote congratulatory messages to the winner.
Hitherto, our politicians and candidates would go all the way to the Supreme Court on flimsy grounds.
Olusegun Adeniyi, Chairman of Thisday Editorial Board, reported ex President Goodluck Jonathan as stating, in an interview for his book on why Dr Jonathan lost the 2015 presidential vote, that Anambra politicians used to obtain contradictory court judgments making each person the candidate of his or her party in an election. This spirit signifies another long leap from the dark days of bitter partisan politics in the state.
The late Professor Ali Mazrui, the most published African scholar, would refer to the new Anambra State as a good example of what he called Africa’s short memory of hate.
In the new Anambra State, we make reconciliation, peace, tranquility and harmony a way of life. Abiola, the winner of the June 12 1993 presidential vote, and many other prominent Nigerians were in incarceration.
Search for social cohesion updating the state of the research:
The massive influx of investments into Anambra State, amounting to some $4 billion, is another significant factor in the impressive economic performance in recent times.