Finally accepts Anambra poll results, congratulates Obiano
Tobi Soniyi in Lagos
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Anambra State, Oseloka Obaze, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to undertake an introspective reappraisal of its in-house processes, more so those relating to its ICT operations.
In a statement issued yesterday by his media team, Obaza congratulated Willie Obiano and his running mate, Dr. Nkem Okeke, on their victory in the election.
He said he wished both of them well.
The PDP candidate said: â€œI salute my other fellow contestants for their valiant efforts and the decorum during the campaigning. Thank you for promoting peace.
â€œBefore now, I have expressed concerns about the contradicting variables that led to the electoral outcome. In that context, INEC needs to undertake an introspective reappraisal of its in-house processes, more so those relating to its ICT operations.â€
Obaze who had earlier rejected the poll results, said he had closed the chapter on the election.
He said: â€œWe must now move on and return to the task of promoting good governance and the wellbeing of Anambra people.
â€œI salute my wife and children, my personal and campaign staff, our national and state party leadership, especially the PDP governors for their support.â€
He specially thanked former governor of the state, Peter Obi, and his wife, Margaret, for their unfettered support.
He also thanked his running mate, Mrs. Chidi Onyemelukwe and her husband, Okey, for their joint role, warmth and added value to the campaigns.
Obaze also paid tribute to the late Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, who died last Sunday.
He said: â€On a sad note, I close by paying tribute to a father figure, my fatherâ€™s friend, my mentor, and the father of my running mate, Dr. Ekwueme, who passed last night. May his soul find eternal rest; and may his family, friends and Nigeria find the fortitude to bear this huge loss.â€