Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, CON, has commended the electorate of Ahiazu/Ezinihitte federal constituency for re-electing Hon. Nnanna Igbokwe in the re-run election on Saturday.
Ihedioha said the outcome of the election reflected the wishes of the people whom he commended for coming out in their numbers to fulfill their civic responsibilities “in a peaceful, orderly and responsible manner worthy of emulation,” adding that they (voters) displayed sufficient vigilance to ensure that their votes counted in spite of veiled attempts by opposition forces to intimidate them.
He congratulated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the victory, noting that by this feat, it was only a matter of short time before the party reclaims its rightful position in Imo State as the frontline and popularly accepted political platform of choice throughout the country.
The Deputy Speaker also commended the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) for a job well done in ensuring that the electoral choice of the people prevails, noting that the electoral body’s rising credibility in recent elections across the country is a bolster to democracy in Nigeria.
He also praised security agencies for maintaining law and order in the Constituency throughout the elections while calling on Hon. Igbokwe’s opponents in the polls to accept the verdict of the people especially “since he won in about 90 percent of the polling units in the Constituency.”