Ngige congratulates Soludo, greets Buhari

Ngige congratulates Soludo, greets Buhari

NGIGE WELCOMES SOLUDO, HELLO BUHARI

The Minister of Labor and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, congratulated the winner of the elections for the Governorate of the State of Anambra on November 6, 2021, Professor Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).

Senator Ngige, in a goodwill message from his press office Wednesday, congratulated the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on a resounding victory in the poll, saying it is a well-deserved victory.

He said: “Ndi-Anambra spoke with this resounding victory. Having contested in 2010 with Soludo, who was then the PDP candidate and I at ACN; an election in which I was ‘awarded’ the second position even though I won outright and Soludo third, I knew that with his tenacity and determination, one day he would arrive at the seat of the Governor of the State of Anambra. it is a case of patience and endurance, a cultivated aspiration to serve people with all his strength, I seriously believe. Ndi-Anambra I know, so I won’t have any excuses. Much has been given, so the expectation is very high. However, knowing Soludo as I do, I have no doubt that our people made an excellent choice by voting for it. “

Sen. Ngige also congratulated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for conducting free, fair and credible elections, even with the initial hiccup represented by the malfunctioning of the Biometric Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) in some places.

“A solid opportunity is offered to INEC to address the challenges posed by the Anambra Election, which has labeled it” an electoral guinea pig “especially with the debut of BVAS technology for more credible, free and fair elections in the future.

“At this auspicious time, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, deserves a warm national tribute. I have recorded that Mr. The president had on three separate occasions, assured through me, that the election of the governorate of Anambra would be free and fair. “The last of such occasions was on October 14, 2021, when I conveyed the fear and consternation of religious leaders, senior statesmen and traditional rulers of the state of Anambra, especially that of his friend, the archbishop of the metropolitan province. of Onitsha, His Grace, Dr. Valerian Okeke to him in his office: “Not only did the president ensure a level playing field for all political parties, but he also ordered all security agencies to take sides in Anambra to protect and secure voters and electoral workers. A promise kept! ” “Worthy of commendation in this direction, the professionalism shown by the security agencies – army, police, DSS and Civil Protection during the exercise, in compliance with the President’s wish for the good people of the State of Anambra …

“The elections have come and gone and they are very free, fair and credible. Mr. The president has in fact kept faith with his assurances to Ndi-Anambra and for this very fact, he has shown once again, that he is not an enemy of Ndi-Igbo. What better value for democracy than a legacy of credible elections, in which the will of the people reigns supreme. We can therefore salute this true democrat!

Continuing, Ngige appealed to all those who contested the very high position with Professor Soludo scabbarding their swords: “Only one person would be a winner in this race, especially since the seat of the Governor of the State of Anambra can be occupied by a single person person at any given time. I therefore urge the other candidates to be good losers and join hands with the elected governor to give their best to the state.

“As the senior statesman of the state, I have no choice but to irrevocably stand with my dear Ndi-Anambra in their desire for unlimited freedom to choose their leaders. It is a legacy that we must bequeath to the posterity of our people.

“Likewise, I urge Professor Soludo to be magnanimous in winning. The time has come for him to reach out to everyone, including those who aspired with him in his APGA, as well as others who have contested on the platforms of other political parties, in particular, PDP, APC, YPP and ZLP, so as to join hands for uplift and restore our state to its enviable position in the Igbo land and Nigeria in general. ”There is no doubt that our dear state has visibly deviated from the track of progress since the last three years when the incumbent governor began to suffer from a second term governorial fatigue.

“For my part, I am willing to help him consolidate the achievements made by previous governors. I will put at your disposal, human and material resources, to make another successful Governor in our dear state. “It is also instructive that our hands of friendship with Professor Soludo are mutual, as he is a leading member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) who assisted the President’s economic sustainability team, led by His Excellency, the Vice President , in bringing our economy out of stagnation with the COVID-19 pandemic “.

“I also want to thank the Anambra electorate for leaving despite all fears of violence, killings and kidnappings, weeks before the elections.” In praising them, I also thank the “known and unknown hit men” for being right with the elders Ndi-Anambra can vote for the leader of his choice.

“May God continue to bless the state of Anambra as we collectively work to bring it to a greater and more enviable height,” the statement added.

MEDIA OFFICE NGIGE 10/11/2021

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