Former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu has congratulated Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, on his re-election.
Commending candidates in the election, for exhibiting patriotism and maturity before, during and after the election, Kalu applauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies and other stakeholders for conducting a transparent election.
He said Anambra people have spoken with their votes and that the will of the people is paramount and unchangeable.
In a statement by his Special Adviser, Kunle Oyewumi, yesterday, Kalu said: “I wish to congratulate Chief Obiano, governor of Anambra state, on his success in the November 18 governorship election.
“The people of Anambra State have, again, reaffirmed their confidence in the Obiano-led state government. People came out en masse, to cast their votes for their preferred candidates, in a peaceful atmosphere.
“Since it is the wish of Ndi-Anambra, which is obvious from the outcome of the election, so be it.
“I believe governor Obiano will extend a hand of fellowship to candidates of other political parties, in his desire to improve the common lot of the people.
“Democracy is about good governance and regardless of party affiliation, it is imperative to continually engage those at the helm, in a bid to build a decent society.
“ We can be in different political parties, but, we must all have a common goal of improving lives.”
Kalu also admonished politicians to play the game by the rules, and stressed that politics should not be seen as a do-or-die affair.