- Governor Willie Obiano visited President Buhari in Abuja on Friday, November 24
- The governor during his visit thanked the president for a free and fair election in Anambra
- After the metting, Obiano told pressmen that he would never leave his party, APGA for APC
Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano, on Friday, November 24, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.
Obiano's visit came less than a week after he emerged winner of the recently concluded gubernatorial election in Anambra.
According to a report by Vanguard, the governor, who won all the 21 local government in his state, said he visited the president to thank him for a free and fair election.
He said: “APGA is very strong in the south-east and I will never abandon my party.
“I’m the leader and the BoT chairman of APGA and again by God’s grace the governor and governor-elect.
“To win 21 over 21 is not easy, it just showed the faith the people had in me and that is exactly why it happened and I thank Ndi Anambra for the confidence reposed in me and reassure them that this will encourage me to work harder.
“My visit to Buhari was to thank him for keeping to his words that the election in Anambra will be free and fair and that was exactly how it went.
“Mr President was excited that the votes of Ndi Anambra counted and that is a legacy he wants to leave behind, that he conducts free and fair elections without any interference from the federal.
“Am good with my fellow contenders and together we will make Anambra a great state."
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that the the League of Progressive Ambassadors of Nigeria (LEPAN) has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the successful conduct of the Anambra gubernatorial election.
In a statement sent to NAIJ.com on Tuesday, November 21, the president of the group, Chukwudi Anyanwuocha, said it was incumbent on the LEPAN to join other Nigerians to congratulate the winner of the election, Governor Willie Obiano.
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