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Obi woos opposition

By Enyim Enyim

ONITSHA—Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State has reiterated his appeal to candidates who lost in the February 6 governorship election, to support his government to move the state to greater heights.

The Governor, who spoke through his Information Commissioner, Mr Maja Umeh, specifically called on those who are presently before the election petition tribunal challenging his election to withdraw their suits because it would be a distraction to government in its bid to evenly distribute democracy dividend to the people of the state.

Extending the government’s hand of fellowship to them, Obi assured that he will carry everybody along in the scheme of things, adding that his government will continue to provide the people with basic infrastructure in all sectors.

He said already, 22 of the 25 candidates who contested the governorship election have joined force with him to bring about development in the real sense of the word to the state.

“My victory is a triumph of democracy. We have shown the world that we can handle our own affairs without violence. We have moved to a new dawn.”

Obi said though the candidates who are in court have constitutional rights to do so, the fact remains that what is being challenged is that there was massive disenfranchisement of the electorate and not that he rigged the election.

“I believe God will still touch their minds to come back and support this government to move Anambra forward,” he said.


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