The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the people of Anambra state for the peaceful and orderly conduct of last Saturday’s governorship election.
The party also commended President Goodluck Jonathan for providing adequate security and the enabling environment for credible, free and fair election in the state in spite of any perceived hitch(es).
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh in a statement on Sunday said the party is satisfied that despite the massive importation of thugs and plots by the All progressives Congress (APC) to introduce violence to disrupt and rig the election, the process was conducted peacefully.
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) hereby commends President Goodluck Jonathan for providing adequate security and the enabling environment for the conduct of credible, free and fair governorship election in
Anambra state last Saturday in spite of any perceived hitch(es)
“In the same vein we commend the entire people of Anambra state and all stakeholders who played key roles in ensuring peaceful and orderly conduct of the process.
“While we now await the official result, we wish to express our satisfaction that the election was conducted without disturbances, despite the massive importation of political thugs by the All progressives Congress (APC) as well as their heinous plots to introduce violence to disrupt and rig the poll having discovered that they have
been rejected by the people.
“We also commend the candidate of our great party, Comrade Tony Nwoye for his resilience, grass root appeal and credible outing which brought him to the forefront in the race despite having only two weeks to campaign. This is evident in the results so far released in which he roundly defeated the candidate of the APC who has been campaigning for four months before our candidate. The PDP is indeed happy with Comrade Tony Nwoye’s performance so far.
“While we charge all our members to continue to remain calm and focused, we wish to state that our final position on the election will be made known when the overall result is declared by INEC.