Governor Willie Obiano has commended the people of Anambra State for their role in the 2019 general elections, describing it as peaceful, forward-looking and inspiring.
A statement by the state Commissioner for information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C. Don Adinuba, quoted Chief Obiano as commending the people for not only coming out in their hundreds of thousands in both the national and state elections but also for being peaceful, orderly and law-abiding throughout the exercise.
“The elections confirm Anambra’s reputation as Nigeria’s safest and most peaceful state, despite one or two incidents,” declared the governor.
“Our people inspire the world with their love of democracy and the rapid development which comes with it”.
Obiano also praised the people for voting overwhelmingly for the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the House of Assembly elections last Saturday where the party won 24 out of the 30 seats, leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with only 6 seats.
“Their support is as inspiring as it is challenging because it makes all of us in government constantly seek to attain greater heights for the benefit of our people,” noted the governor.
“The overwhelming support for APGA is more or less a referendum on our performance, even though I was not on the ballot at the weekend,” stated Chief Obiano who won reelection on November 17, 2017, by defeating his opponents overwhelmingly in each of the 21 local government areas in the state.
“APGA is Nigeria’s foremost development-oriented party, and the people of Anambra State have embraced our philosophy and development strategy without reservations, making us arguably the most competitive state in Nigeria right now”.
He continued: “With both the Executive and Legislative arms of government on the same page, our people are guaranteed accelerated development and enhanced living standards”.
Anambra has in the last few years been recognised as leading the country in various sectors, including education where its students won the Golden Prize in the 2018 World Technovision Competition in Silicon Valley, United States, beating their counterparts from various countries across the globe.
Anambra State has also been recognised for excellence in security, immunisation campaign, social harmony, modern rice production and road development, among other areas.