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I’ll mobilise Ndigbo to visit Buhari, Obiano promises

Posted: Apr 9, 2015 at 8:25 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Christian Emeka / Special Correspondent, Awka


Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has promised that his government will mobilise for a solidarity visit to the President-elect, retired General Muhammadu Buhari, for the collective interest of Ndigbo.

Obiano in a state wide broadcast to the people of the state said he had congratulated Buhari over his victory and commended President Goodluck Jonathan for his spirit of sportsmanship by conceding defeat after the election.

He said the outcome of the Presidential election has made the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) stronger and a party to reckon with in the country, and thanked the Anambra people for casting their vote for APGA.

That, Obiano said, has demonstrated to him that Anambra people deeply appreciate the great efforts of APGA government to change state for the better in the past nine years.

“I also called the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, to congratulate him for his victory. I have assured President-elect Buhari of the support and goodwill of Ndi Anambra 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.

“Meanwhile, I wish to assure Ndigbo and all lovers of good leadership that with the recent change of power at the centre, APGA has become the party to beat in the country. I enjoin all well meaning Nigerians, particularly the people of the South East to embrace APGA and vote for all her candidates, Umunnem I urge you to turn out en-masse on Saturday April 11, 2015 and vote for a better Anambra State.

“However, I must condemn in strong terms, the brazen return of brigandage and lawlessness displayed in the last elections by PDP stalwarts in Anambra State who 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 PDP elements who openly aided and abetted the cruel truncation of the electoral will of Ndi Anambra as expressed in the votes they cast last Saturday.”

The Governor added: “Fellow citizens, I want to assure you that the dubious victory of the PDP in the senatorial and House of Assembly elections of last Saturday shall not 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 law courts. We shall do everything humanly possible to ensure that justice is done to our people and we shall not relent until victory is achieved.

“I have it on good authority that the brigandage that characterised the last election will not happen in the April 11 election and anybody that tries to thwart the will of Ndi Anambra will be made to face full wrath of the law.

“Ndi Anambra, as you prepare to cast your votes in the coming House of Assembly elections, please remember that the only way to sustain the dividends of good governance that you currently enjoy in Anambra State is to vote for all the 30 APGA candidates seeking election into the Anambra State House of Assembly. That is the only way you can ensure that the three flyovers in Awka are completed early next year and that we continue to attract more investments that will boost the over $2bn investments we have attracted in the past one year and that the agricultural revolution that we began in Anambra State will continue to spin off massive employments for our youths, etc; on the other hand a vote against any of the APGA candidates is a vote for the return of criminality and brigandage in high places in Anambra State and a vote for a turbulent relationship between the three arms of government that may halt the great progress we are making in Anambra State. I urge you to vote for APGA and tell your family and friends to vote for our great party. APGA bu ugbo na aga!

“Umunnem, the outcome of the last Presidential elections has shown us that the ties that bind us as a nation are stronger than the narrow interests that seek to force us apart. Just yesterday, I called President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to commend him for displaying the qualities of a good sportsman and the sacrificial depth of a great statesman. His humble acceptance of the results of the Presidential elections is a watershed in our country’s search for peace, unity and brotherhood. With this singular act, President Jonathan has earned the respect of many Nigerians irrespective of political ideologies.”