- Evangelist Chinedu Obigwe says APGA has become the party of the Igbo people and should be recognised as such
- Obigwe wants former Governor Peter Obi to congratulate Willie Obiano over his electoral victory
- He says Obiano has broken a record of a landslide victory in the state
Evangelist Chinedu Obigwe, the national coordinator of the media forum of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has asked former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, to emulate his alleged political godson, Oseloka Obaze, in congratulating Willie Obiano.
Obiano was declared winner of the recently concluded governorship election in Anambra state on the platform of APGA and was congratulated by Obaze and other political parties.
Obigwe said Obiano’s performance in office in his first term and the love the people have for APGA were the major reasons he won the election.
He also commended Obaze for saying he would not challenge Obiano’s victory at the poll.
“I commend Oseloka Obaze for accepting defeat and congratulating Governor Willie Obiano for winning the just concluded 2017 Anambra gubernatorial election.
“Obaze’s decision not to waste time and resources in challenging Governor Obiano’s second term mandate in the law court is a good decision in the right direction.
“I call on Peter Obi and Arthur Eze to accept the defeat of their political godsons and congratulate the governor.
“The deluge of congratulatory messages pouring in for Governor Obiano is a proof of Nigerians believe that the reason why he clinched a landslide victory in that election is because of his excellent performance in the state.
“Governor Obiano will definitely use his second term mandate to surpass his 1st term in office achievements.
“I am happy for the consensus decision of the trio of Oseloka Obaze, Osita Chidoka and Tony Nwoye not to overheat the polity by challenging Anambra electorate’s decision to re-elect Governor Obiano for second term in court,” he said in a statement.
The statement reported by Vanguard added: “Even the opposition leaders have agreed that outside Governor Obiano’s marvellous performance in office that another reason for his re-election is because Anambra people are truly in love with APGA and that they see the party as the only political party in Nigeria that has igbo identity and interest at heart.
“History has been made in Anambra with Governor Obiano’s victory in the 21 local government areas of the state.
“The governor has stamped his political footprint in Anambra state on the sands of time.
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“No doubt Peter Obi is the first governor in Anambra state that broke the second term re-election jinx but Governor Obiano stands as the first governor in the state that scored 21/21 in the history of the state’s governorship elections.
“Such victory is uncommon and will remain indelible in the minds of the people of the State and keen watchers of events in the state.”
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) congratulated Governor Willie Obiano on his electoral victory at the Anambra gubernatorial polls held on Saturday, November 18.
The APC, which came a distant second at the election, appealed to all candidates and political parties who participated in governorship poll to accept the outcome in good faith.
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