By Peter Okolie
Awka – The Good Governance Ambassadors of Nigeria (GOGAN) on Monday, organised a victory party in Awka, to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in the Feb. 23 presidential election.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the party was organised by the State Coordinator of the group, Mr Johnbosco Onunkwo.
Speaking at the event, Onunkwo described Buhari’s success at the poll as “victory for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Nigerians at large.”
Onunkwo, who further described Buhari’s victory as “liberation for Nigerians”, reaffirmed the readiness of the group to continue to support the president and the party.
“Buhari’s victory is divine as God Himself ordained it.
“Some of his achievements which include anti-graft war, restoration and diversification of the economy and the construction of major roads, among others endeared him to the people,” he said.
According to the coordinator, many major roads are currently undergoing reconstruction, including the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, while the railway project awarded by the Federal Government would benefit the South-East.
He urged the people of the region to support Buhari’s second tenure, assuring that the president would keep his promise of handing over to an Igbo president in 2023.
“We have a leader that believes in equity,” he said.
In his remarks, the State Secretary of APC, Mr Chuks Agufugo, said the event was a thank you gathering to reward those who saw the need to re-elect the president.
Agufugo charged the electorate to vote massively for all APC candidates in the Saturday, March 9 election, saying “they have been tested and trusted; hence, carefully selected.”
Mr Augustine Muomaife, the state Youth leader of the party, criticised the attitude of some APC members who are not proud of the party.
Muomaife charged such people to work towards consolidating on Buhari’s victory by voting for all APC candidates at the House of Assembly election in the state.
Also speaking, a chieftain of the party and former Commissioner for Information in the state, Mr Jerry Amilo, said; “we are celebrating another good four years of sanity and continuous fight against corruption.” (NAN)