Anambra Poll: Gov. Bello congratulates Obiano, extols President Buhari
Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Sunday congratulated Gov. Willie Obiano for his re-election the second term as the Executive Governor of Anambra State, saying it was a well deserved victory.
Gov. Bello also extolled President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring a level playing ground for all candidates, describing it as a proof by the APC-led Federal Government to ensure credible, free, fair and peaceful elections, and respect for the rule of law under his leadership.
Bello gave the commendation in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Petra Onyegbule, in Lokoja, shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the results of the poll at the collation Centre in Awka.
“On behalf of the Government and good people of Kogi State, I congratulates the Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Mr. Willie Obiano for a well deserved victory.
“I equally congratulates the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on a peaceful, free and fair election in Anambra State acceptable to all.
“Ensuring a peaceful, free and fair election is a testament to the fact that President Buhari embodifies and exemplifies the Change Mantra of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“The voice of the people spoke loudly and it has resonated for all to hear. This is the singular most prominent feature of a democracy which allows for the most population of a people to decide on one out of many to lead them,” Bello said.
Gov. Bello, however applauded the candidate of the APC, Dr. Tony Nwoye, for putting up a good fight describing him as “a winner through whom the APC has become entrenched in Anambra State”.
“As a people, we shall continue to consolidate on the gains we have made over the past 16 years as we break new progressive frontiers”.