AHEAD of the governorship election in Anambra State slated for November 18, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday held a meeting with incumbent Governor Willie Obiano, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The governor told State House correspondents at the end of the meeting that he was confident that he would win the forthcoming election with a landslide.
Obiano, who is seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, however, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to be impartial in the conduct of the election.
He dismissed the claims in some quarters that his party was planning to rig the election in his favour.
He said all necessary measures were being taken to ensure a peaceful election.
The governor said, “Anambra remains the safest state in Nigeria today. We don’t have cases of kidnapping, armed robbery or similar crimes. We have been firmly in control of that state and will continue to do so throughout my tenure as governor”
According to him, “All we want is for the umpire to be unbiased. A free and fair election is what we want and we will get the result.”
Obiano said that the President “likes governors who work hard, who are delivering what people can see and are delivering dividends of democracy to their people. That is what the President wants.”
– Oct. 3, 2017 @ 16:52 GMT |