Senator Annie Okonkwo has congratulated APGA candidate, Governor Willie Obiano on his victory in the Anambra governorship election.
A statement by media aide, Collins Ugwu, quoted Okonkwo as noting that the outcome was significant and an endorsement of Obiano’s governance.
He also took a swipe at other major parties, adding that the governor and his party ‘swept them’.
“It was a clean sweep of the politically wrecking liabilities of imposition, godfatherism, vote trading and lie peddling, that sabotaged our past and haunts our present”, he said.
“This clean sweep is beautiful, outstanding and remarkable, because Anambra State as the light of the Nation is set for a higher altitude from a new attitude. I thank everybody and every force that brought this new dawn.”
Similarly, Victor Umeh, Director-General of the Obiano Campaign Organisation, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring that the electoral process was not manipulated.
Umeh, a former APGA national chairman, described the election as “the best election ever conducted in the state”.
He said that the outcome of the election showed a great beginning for the nation’s democracy.
“There was palpable tension that the result will be manipulated, but today, all the results at the Local Government Areas were declared at the INEC headquarters.
“This is what we wish for the country, an electoral process where the people are allowed to choose their leaders”.
Umeh urged the commission to deploy the model used in the state to reform the electoral process in the country and “rid the process off fraud”.
Meanwhile, the APC Youths Renaissance has blamed South-east leaders for defeat the party.
The group said the ”abysmal performance” of the party was shameful, despite the assurances by leaders and members in the Southeast region.
It also urged President Buhari to “raise new leaders from the zone who will handle his re-election project in the Southeast region come 2019.”