Gov. Obiano congratulates Buhari, commends Jonathan’s maturity




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AWKA – Gov. Willie Obiano of has congratulated the President Elect, retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on victory on in the election.

Obiano in a special broadcast in Awka on Thursday also commended President 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 elections had shown that “the ties that bind Nigerians as a nation are stronger the narrow interests that seek to force us apart. ‘’

“Jonathan’s humble acceptance of the results of the elections is a watershed in our country’s search for , 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 House of Assembly to sustain the dividends of good governance in the .

Obiano, however, condemned what he described as the brazen return of brigandage and lawlessness displayed in the last elections by stalwarts in the .

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 elements that openly aided and abetted the cruel truncation of the electoral will of Anambra electorates.

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“I want to assure you that the dubious victory of the in the Senatorial and National Assembly Elections of March 28 shall 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 courts.

“We shall do everything humanly possible to ensure that is done to our people and we shall relent until victory is achieved,’’ he said. (NAN)
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