- The National Assembly election in the Anaocha, Dunukofia and Njikoka federal constituency can be said to have been hitch-free and fair
- This was as Elijah Onyeagba, an All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the House of Representatives, has formally conceded defeat
- Onyeagba heartily congratulated the winner of the poll in the constituency, Honourable Valentine Ayika
Elijah Onyeagba, a candidate of the for Anaocha, Dunukofia and Njikoka federal constituency has congratulated Valentine Ayika on his victory.
Elijah in a statement issued in Awka on Tuesday, February 26, said he was accepting the outcome of the contest as the decision of the people of the area, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He said electoral contests were like sports where winners and losers would always emerge and urged the winners to use their mandate for the good of those who elected them.
“I heartily congratulate my brother and friend Hon. Valentine Ayika on his victory at the just-concluded elections. Our people have spoken clearly and the outcome must be respected by all the key actors. Today you have won and I say a big well done to you and your team,’’ he said.
Onyeagba used the opportunity to thank the people of Anaocha, Dunukofia and Njikoka for their support while the campaigns lasted, saying that he respected their decision at the polls.
He expressed optimism that next time would be better as the future was bright. “I thank everyone who supported me especially the members of my campaign team. I am happy for what we have achieved and can only assure that tomorrow will be brighter.
“We ran a robust and issue-driven campaign and we were consistent with our message while it lasted. I pray that our collective choice will yield good result in the next years for our federal constituency,’’ Onyeagba said.
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Ayika beat the incumbent, Dozie Nwankwo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Onyeagba of the APC to the second and third place respectively to emerge as the winner.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP, had defeated President Muhammadu Buhari at the polling unit of Peter Obi, the opposition party's vice presidential candidate.
Legit.ng correspondents on ground in Umudiakasi Square polling unit in Agulu, Anaocha local government area of Anambra state report that PDP polled 258 votes against the ruling party's paltry one as the APGA got four votes, three more than Buhari’s APC.
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