President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Governor Willie Obiano over his election victory – INEC had on Sunday, November 19, declared Obiano winner of the keenly contested Anambra gubernatorial election.
The president also said his government is ready to work with him for the greater harmony, peace and development of not only Anambra state but the entire country President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, November 21, promised to give Nigeria free and fair elections, no matter which way the results swing in 2019. It was gathered that Buhari made the promise in his reaction to the Saturday, November 18 governorship election in Anambra state which was won by the incumbent governor, Willie Obiano.
“The processes leading to the election and its peaceful conduct and outcome, have shown that our electoral reform is bearing positive fruits. “This is very encouraging and I am determined to give Nigeria free and fair elections, no matter which way the results swing,” the president said. He particularly expressed delight at the conduct of the candidates post-election results, describing it as “heart-warming and a renewal of confidence in the sanctity of the ballot which deepens our nation’s democracy.” Buhari urged INEC to improve on areas of logistics as the nation braces for coming governorship elections and the main general elections in 2019. The President, while congratulating Obiano on his re-election, urged him to rededicate himself to building on his achievements that endeared him to the electorate and swayed the overwhelming majority of votes in his favour. The president assured the governor-elect that the federal government is ready to work with him for the greater harmony, peace and development of not only Anambra state but the entire country. He wished the returning governor a successful new term in office. Meanwhile, it was recorded that the All Progressives Congress (APC), which came a distant second at the Anambra election, appealed to all candidates and political parties who participated in governorship poll to accept the outcome in good faith.