Anambra Election: INEC Presents Certificate of Return to Soludo

Certificate of Return to Soludo

INEC has presented the Certificate of Return to Soludo in the Anambra election.

Angeladaviesblog reports that Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate in the November 6 election in Anambra, on Friday received his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the state Governor-Elect.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the INEC National Commissioner Supervising Anambra, Mr Festus Okoye, presented the certificate to Soludo in Awka.

NAN reports that the Deputy Governor-Elect, Dr Onyeka Ibezim, also received his Certificate of Return at same the event.

In his remarks, Soludo promised not to disappoint the people of the state who gave him the support and mandate in the Nov. 6 Governorship election.

According to him, the efforts and sacrifice of people of Anambra will not be in vain, as I will justify the confidence reposed in him by the people of the state.

“Initially, there were tensed moments, but this election happened in a unique way and we dedicate this victory to God and the people of Anambra who believed and gave us their mandate.

“We will never take for granted the resilience, commitments and actions of the various federal institutions that worked so hard to see us to this day,’’ he assured them.

Soludo commended the Presidency, security agencies and INEC for insisting on a level playing field as well as the judiciary for standing on the path of integrity.

“I believe that a sound and credible electoral system is foundational to having an accountable, responsive and developmental state.

“So, I believe that INEC is getting better by the day.

In his remarks, Dr Nwachukwu Orji, INEC Resident Commissioner in Anambra, said the commission had done its best to deliver a credible election and also promoted the image of INEC.

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