President Muhammadu Buhari has been lauded that the success of the Anambra state gubernatorial election was credible.
The National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Oye, gave the commendation on Sunday.
According to him, President Buhari has shown a fatherly figure by not interfering with the electoral body.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has always been a father by allowing INEC to conduct free, fair and credible elections in the country.
“He will also insist on allowing the people’s will to prevail and not the other way round.
“Left to some other people, the election will have been rigged in favour of another party.
“But he has always told them to allow the choice of the people to prevail; that is why APGA is winning the election,” Oye said.
He further lauded Anambra state residents over the peaceful conduct of the election.
“Anambra people are known to be peaceful, the violence we had sometime ago was imported; our people are not in any way as- sociated with violence,” he said.
Oye, who also reacted to calls for a supplementary election in some areas affected by malfunctioning of INEC voting equipment, said such an election would only enhance the party’s victory.
On his part, the Anambra State Chairman of All Progressives Congress(APC) Basil Ejidike has lamented over electoral fraud and malpractice in Saturday’s poll and called on INEC to cancel the result.
Ejidike said INEC should cancel the election and fix a date for a fresh election devoid of manipulations and malpractices. He added that if INEC announces the results, it will challenge the process at the court of law, up to Supreme Court.
According to him, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Governor Willie Obiano had manipulated the electoral system, and his party would not be silent.
“Nobody can intimidate us. What is happening in Anambra is never an election but big-time electoral fraud and malpractice. We want the whole world to hear our voice that we will never accept the outcome of the Anambra gubernatorial election.
“The candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and the sitting Governor Willie Obiano manipulated the whole electoral system, and we’ll stand to resist it.
“Ndi Anambra want an APC Governor and there’s nothing anyone can do to deny them that opportunity. We virtually won in all the local government but Willie Obiano and Charles Soludo through instrumentality corrupt minded INEC officers subverted the whole process in favour of APGA.”