Awkaâ€”Governor Peter Obi of Anambra, who was re-elected on Saturday for another four year term, has described the February 6 election as free, fair and transparent.
Obi, who made the declaration while reacting to his victory at a news conference in Awka on Sunday, noted that in spite of the age-old inadequacies of INEC in terms of poor preparations, late arrival of election materials, said “this time they were minimal.”
He said that vote counting, collation and announcement of results, were relatively transparent.
â€œI wish to commend the INEC, election observers and monitors. I accept the result of the election as declared by INEC, namely that I won this election. May I use this opportunity to thank the people of Anambra State for their massive support for me. By returning me for the second term, you have shown that you support our modest effort at transforming our dear state.
â€œIÂ promise you that my team and I will do more to better your lots.Â As for my brothers and sisters, who contested the election with me, I commend them for their patriotism and desire to serve our people. You have no doubt put a gallant fight.
What is most important now is that we remain good brothers and sisters you have been over the years and join hands in building a better Anambra State for ourselves and our children.â€
The Governor commended the security agencies, journalists, the political class, the clergy and everyone that contributed toward ensuring the success of the election.