The Anambra State governor-elect, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, and the deputy governor-elect, Dr Onyeka Ibezim, have received their certificates of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission.
INEC National Commissioner Supervising Anambra, Mr Festus Okoye, presented the certificate to the duo on Friday at the state headquarters of the commission in Awka, Anambra State.
Okoye said the ceremony signified that the governor and deputy governor-elect won the November 6 governorship election in Anambra.
He promised that the commission would audit the conduct of the election and utilise the lessons to improve on the next set of elections.
Speaking, Soludo said, “Initially, there were tense 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.
“I won’t fail to mention 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. (Punch)