By Jude Atupulazi
The Director General of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Anambra Gubernatorial Campaign Organization, Dr Alex Obiogbolu, has congratulate the people of Anambra State for a successful governorship election which held last November 6 in 20 Local Government Areas of the state and on November 9 in Ihiala LGA.
A press release signed by Obigbolu, said that following on the heels of PDP’s governorship candidate, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, the Campaign Organization was congratulating the governor-elect of Anambra State, Professor Charles Soludo and the APGA Campaign Organization for their victory.
It described the victory as “You win, I win” situation, noting that it was a victory for Ndi Anambra as those who wished the state doom were put to shame.
The statement read, ‘The conduct of the good people of the state before, during and after the election, was a beauty to behold and shall definitely become a shining example to other states of the federation.
‘Despite the huge expectations from the highly touted Biometric Voters’ Accreditation (BiVAS) system, it turned out to be the sad note of the election. Coupled with poorly trained and poorly motivated staff, thousands of voters who turned out in huge numbers, contrary to what pundits had predicted, returned home, unable to cast their votes. Thousands who cast their votes had their precious votes cancelled as a result of failure to employ the malfunctioning BiVAS machines.
‘Despite this, we cannot thank God Almighty enough for the peace that pervaded our state throughout the Election Day.
‘I commend the security agents who conducted themselves with more professionalism during the conduct of the election and thank God for the safety of lives.
‘The members and officials of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and all the members of the PDP 2021 Gubernatorial Campaign Organization under the chairperson of Senator Uche Ekwunife, must be singled out for acknowledgement. They all in their own ways contributed to the campaign efforts of the party.’
Obiogbolu said that personally for him, it was such a special privilege to work with those people, which, he said, gave him the opportunity to know more about them.
‘So much lessons were learnt while working with you on ‘Ka Anambra Chawapu’ Project.
‘Of course, words will not be enough for me to appreciate the PDP’s governorship candidate in the just concluded election, Mr Valentine Ozigbo, who found me worthy to be the Director General (DG) of his PDP 2021 Gubernatorial Campaign Organization. Mr. Valentine Ozigbo exhibited extra ordinary intellect and leadership that saw not only his emergence as the candidate of the party, PDP, but saw the far reach of his Ka Anambra Chawapu message amongst Ndi Anambra.
‘He made our party proud and inspired hope in the youths and professionals of Anambra State,’ Obiogbolu stated in the release.
He thanked the party faithful who were in the trenches day and night and described them as men and women of honour who in certain cases put their lives on the line and toiled to ensure that the ‘Ka Anambra Chawapu’ Project gained currency.
This was even as he commended the other candidates in the election for their maturity and for running issue based campaigns before the election. He noted that their disposition was responsible for the peaceful poll.
‘Anambra State has again proved to be the Light of the Nation with the outstanding leadership qualities demonstrated by the candidates of the different political parties.
‘Once again, I congratulate the winner of the November 6 governorship election, Prof Charles Soludo. There is no gain stating the fact that the election is over and it is time to rebuild Anambra State again.
This has continued to be his particular message in the past 12 years and it is my earnest desire that he would put Anambra State first in all his dealings as the governor of a state so blessed with abundance of human and material resources,’ Obiogbolu concluded in the statement.