Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president, has congratulated Willie Obiano, the governor of Anambra, who won a re-election on Saturday. Buhari’s statement, as conveyed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, attributed the success of the election to his administration’s electoral reform.
“The processes leading to the election and its peaceful conduct and outcome, have shown that our electoral reform is bearing positive fruits. This is very encouraging, and I am determined to give Nigeria free and fair elections, no matter which way the results swing”, he said.
Also, the president said he was delighted “at the conduct of the candidates post-election results, describing it as “heart-warming and a renewal of confidence in the sanctity of the ballot which deepens our nation’s democracy.”
He urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, “to improve on areas of logistics as the nation braces for coming governorship elections and the main general elections in 2019”. President Buhari urged Governor Obiano “to rededicate himself to building on his achievements that endeared him to the electorate and swayed the overwhelming majority of votes in his favour”.
He also assured the governor that “the Federal Government is ready to work with him for the greater harmony, peace and development of not only Anambra State but the entire country.”