Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra state has congratulated the President Elect, retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory on in the presidential election.
Obiano in a special broadcast in Awka on Thursday also commended President Goodluck Jonathan for displaying the qualities of a good sportsman and the sacrificial depth of a great statesman. The governor assured Buhari of the support and goodwill of Anambra citizens on the onerous task of nation-building.
“I will be paying him a visit very soon to formally present the expectations of Ndigbo in the new political dispensation,’’ Obiano said. He said that the outcome of the last presidential elections had shown that “the ties that bind Nigerians as a nation are stronger than the narrow interests that seek to force us apart. ‘’ “Jonathan’s humble acceptance of the results of the presidential elections is a watershed in our country’s search for peace, unity and brotherhood.
“With this singular act, Jonathan has earned the respect of many Nigerians irrespective of political ideologies,’’ Obiano said.He assured Ndigbo and all lovers of good leadership that with the recent change of power at the center, APGA had become the party to beat in the country. He enjoined Nigerians particularly the people of the South East to embrace APGA and vote for all her candidates in the coming Saturday Governorship and House of Assembly elections.
The governor urged the electorates to turn out en-masse on April 11 to vote for the 30 APGA candidates seeking election into the State House of Assembly to sustain the dividends of good governance in the state. Obiano, however, condemned what he described as the brazen return of brigandage and lawlessness displayed in the last elections by PDP stalwarts in the state.
According to him, they stalwarts hijacked the electoral process at the collation stages and came up with spurious figures as the final results of the elections. “I must also condemn the shocking involvement of some security agents working under the payroll of these PDP elements that openly aided and abetted the cruel truncation of the electoral will of Anambra electorates.
“I want to assure you that the dubious victory of the PDP in the Senatorial and National Assembly Elections of March 28 shall not stand. “We have assembled the necessary documentary and material evidence that will expose the bare-faced lies of the PDP and retrieve the mandate that you graciously gave to all APGA candidates from the law courts. “We shall do everything humanly possible to ensure that justice is done to our people and we shall not relent until victory is achieved,’’ he said.