Posted by News Express | 20 November 2017 | 1,144 times
The President General of Ndigbo apex organisation, Ohanaeze, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, has charged the newly elected Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, to be magnanimous in victory, put campaign rhetorics apart and extend the hand of fellowship to his opponents.
The Ohanaeze boss in a congratulatory message to the Governor for his decisive victory also salutes the opponents for a healthy and competitive encounter.
Nwodo said that the fact that all the people of Anambra State came out to vote is most commendable, the security personnel deserve congratulations for the secure atmosphere in which the elections were conducted.
The umbrella Igbo socio-political organisation noted that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), so far appeared transparent and must be given a pat on the back.
“I congratulate Governor Obiano for his decisive victory. I congratulate his opponents for a healthy and competitive encounter, I also congratulate Mr President for keeping to his words to ensure a free, fair and credible election,” Nwodo said
He noted that the rest of Ndigbo must copy the Anambra example and see politics as a healthy game.
In another statement, Ohanaeze has described the former Vice President Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, Ide, as an outstanding patriot whose contributions to the country’s socio political evolution would be indelible.
Nwodo said that with the demise of the first elected Vice President of Nigeria the country has lost one of the foremost advocates of a restructured federation.
“As Vice President Dr Ekwueme was intellectually forthright, engaging, loyal and outstandingly patriotic. As a politician he was courageous and original in his ideas.
Ndigbo have lost a genius, a father and an intellectual giant,” Nwodo said.
He commiserated with his immediate family, friends and associates and Nigeria for the huge loss while urging Nigeria government to immortalise him.
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