Anambra APGA Leader Commends President Buhari For Election Victory
A former national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), and Director General of the Willie Obiano campaign organisation, Victor Umeh, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for allowing a free and fair electoral process in the state.
In an interview with pressmen in Awka on Sunday after the final results were announced, Mr. Umeh said the peaceful outcome of the elections was a good development for democracy in the country; considering the anxiety by residents of the state, who were afraid the final result may be rigged or changed at the last minute.
“Let me say that INEC surprised everybody with its conduct of the elections,” Mr Umeh said. “If you see how people were reacting as the result was broadcast live. INEC carefully selected the ad-hoc staff and the collation officers independently.
“They did not select politicians, or allow politicians to submit list of ad-hoc staff this time around. In order to avoid rigging of the elections, no one knew where this ad-hoc staff were coming from,” he said.
Recall that Anambra State Governor, who was also APGA’s candidate, Mr. Willie Obiano, won the governorship election with about 55 per cent of total votes cast. He also won in all the 21 local government areas of the state.