President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prof. Charles Soludo, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as the Governor-Elect in Anambra State following his victory in the governorship election in the state.
It can be recalled that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the President’s party, Andy Ubah, could not secure the required amount of votes to clinch the highly contested seat.
The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Soludo emerged winner in the election that took place on Saturday, and concluded on Tuesday at Ihiala local government area of Anambra.
A statement signed by Femi Adesina on Wednesday read; “The President praises the security agencies for their determination to ensure that the election went on as smoothly as possible, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the successful conclusion of the exercise despite the initial challenges encountered.
“President Buhari enjoins Prof. Soludo, member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Committee, to rally other stakeholders to tackle the enormous challenges confronting the state and the Southeast in general.
“The President looks forward to working with the incoming governor for the peace, security and development of not only Anambra State, but the entire country.”