The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Sunday threw a huge party at the riverside town of Aguleri, Anambra State to celebrate its winning the 2013 governorship election concluded early on Sunday morning.
But the camp of the All Progressives Congress candidate, Senator Chris Ngige, described the election Willie Obiano as an imposition against the wishes of the Anambra people and declared that the struggle to restore the right of the people to choose their leadership had just begun.
The National Chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh, thanked the people of Anambra State, Governor Peter Obi and particularly President Goodluck Jonathan, who he said used their faith in democracy to ensure that the popular vote prevailed in the election that took more than two weeks to decide.
He dedicated the victory to the late Biafran leader, Chief Emeka Ojukwu, saying, “The light which our late leader put on while he was alive is now shining gloriously with this victory.”
With the victory of APGA in Anambra State, Umeh said he was now well positioned to hand over the leadership of APGA to anther trusted hand.
Obiano in his speech thanked the people of Anambra State for identifying with the vision of Ojukwu to bring the entire Igbo people under one political umbrella.
He promised to sustain the pace of development put in place by Governor Peter Obi.
He said the outgoing governor was very overwhelming in his support for the election, and confessed that it was the good work of the governor.