Victor Oye, the national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has said the victory of governor Willie Obiano at the just concluded Anambra governorship election did not come as a surprise.
Oye, who addressed newsmen on Sunday in Akwa, said that the victory is dedicated to God, adding that hard work saved the incumbent governor, Obiano.
He also said that the sterling qualities of Obiano led to his party’s victory at the polls.
“I made a prophecy and I was focused. I wasn’t distracted by the shenanigans of some people, I was just so focused, praying and working silently to deliver the governor,” he said.
“No, I never felt like that (scared of APGA losing grip of Anambra). I told them in 2015 that November 18 election that Obiano will win (by) a landslide. So in three years, Anambra will have the biggest Aerotropolis in Africa.
“This is one governor that has shown tremendous courage in the face of adversity and made Anambra State the best state in Africa. Security wise, agricultural wise, in whatever guise.
“Anambra has shown capacity for development. Most of the things hidden in Anambra state, Obiano has unveiled them because of his vision, courage, charisma, credibility, pragmatism. So Anambrarians are going in for the best and people like Obiano’s ilk come once in 100 years,” he said.
His landslide victory, however, has put an end to the initial anxiety that enveloped the polity, especially among party agents, electoral observers and indeed the candidates.
Obiano, who is currently the incumbent governor, floored his opponents including Tony Nwoye of the All Progressives’ Congress, APC, and Oseloka Obaze of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
Nwoye polled 98,752 votes to emerge second while his PDP’s co-contestant raked in 70,293 votes.