ByÂ Tony Edike
ENUGUâ€”THE apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday, hailed the re-election of Governor Peter Obi in the February 6 Anambra State governorship election, just as it called on INEC to take urgent steps to address the numerous lapses observed during the election.
It pointed out that the observed lapses in the voters register, verification and voting were no longer acceptable especially in the present age of information technology.
The organisation also called on the National Assembly to expedite action on the review of the nationâ€™s Electoral Laws as recommended by the Justice Mohammed Uwais-led Electoral Reform Committee, saying that everything possible must be done to ensure that the next general elections commencing in November this year were hitch-free.
Ohanaeze National Executive CommitteeÂ in a statement in Enugu by the National Publicity Secretary, Engr. Ralph Ndigwe, said after deliberating on the conduct of the Anambra governorship election, â€œwe resolved to congratulate Mr. Obi for emerging as winner of the election and all the candidates for placing the interests of Anambra people above personal interestsâ€.
It also noted that in as much as individual candidates in that election reserved the right to seek legal remedy for perceived wrongs, â€œwe urge that such steps be based on substantive grounds to avoid elongated litigations.â€