The Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Toby Okechukwu, has congratulated the governor-elect of Anambra State, Prof. Charles Soludo, on his victory in the just concluded governorship election, saying he is choice of the people.
Okechukwu, in his congratulatory message on Thursday, described Anambra as one of the most endowed in human capital and material resources, adding that he believed Prof. Soludo had what it takes to harness them for the speedy transformation of the State.
“Prof. Soludo’s election is exactly what the people of Anambra needed for the next level of development. I have no doubt that his experience, exposure, and reach will greatly benefit Anambra and the South East in their quest for socio-economic transformation.
“Therefore, I congratulate him warmly on his well deserved victory and urge the good people of Anambra State to join hands with him as he sets out to deliver on his manifesto and mandate”.
The lawmaker equally lauded the sportsmanship exhibited by the other governorship candidates as well as the patriotism, professionalism, and determination displayed by the security agencies, the Independent National Electoral Commission, and the civil society, which he said culminated in the free, fair, and credible conduct of the election.
“While the technical hitches experienced in the accreditation process during the election is quite regrettable, the fact remains that technology is still the way to go in our quest to do away with the manipulations and violence that dent our elections and enthrone a regime of free, fair, credible, and transparent electoral process.
“Therefore, one can only charge INEC to up its games and address the widespread glitches. INEC should perfect its technology and the deployment of logistics in the other off-season elections in Ekiti and Osun State to reassure Nigerians as we match towards the 2023 general election”, he concluded.