The victorious All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate in the just concluded Anambra state governorship election
yesterday afternoon picked the Certificate of Return from the
Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) state headquarters in
Awka, amidst heart-warming cheers from enthusiasts, supporters and
The commission’s Resident Commissioner (REC) in the state Prof Chukwuemeka Onukogu had at the brief occasion thanked the people of the state for their
peaceful disposition during the election, pointed out that the process
started in May and has happily ended on a very good note.
The Commission’s National commissioner in charge of Anambra, Benue
and Abia states, Chief Lawrence Nwuruku at the presentation discribed
the people of the tate as peaceful, enlightened and civilized.
He presented the Certificate of Return to Dr Willy Maduabuchi Obiano
and his deputy Dr Nkem Okeke on behalf of the INEC chairman, Prof
The new governor-elect, Obiano is a remark acknowledged the implicit
confidence reposed in him by the citizens who overwhelmingly gave
their mandate to him. He assured it would not be regretted, pointing
out that the victory at the poll was a clear call to duty.
He appealed to all other opponents that competed against him to now
drop the fight, close rank now that elections are over and join him in
the onerous task of developing the state.
He expressed his commitment to building on the solid foundations laid
by the incumbent governor, paying glowing tribute to the national
chairman and officers of APGA for their tenacity and doggedness
during the polls.
Sir Victor Umeh also commended the Independent National Electoral
Commission for doing a thorough job. He urged the INEC chairman not to
be distracted by what he saw as the noise of bad losers pointing out
that the chief electoral officer remain the best in Africa.
Chief Umeh said that the success story recorded in Anambra state was
an indication that the election umpire would not let the nation down
in the 2015 election.
The entire APGA family led by Umeh and Obianor after picking
certificate of return moved to the
cenotaph of Chief Chukwuemeka Ojukwu where they dedicated the victory.
Dr Obiano was accompanied by party stalwarts,traditional rulers and