Former Senate President Saraki Congratulates Soludo, Commends Nigerians, INEC on Success of Anambra Election

Former Senate President Saraki Congratulates Soludo, Commends Nigerians, INEC on Success of Anambra Election

  • Bukola Saraki has expressed deep satisfaction with the just concluded governorship election in Anambra state
  • Saraki applauded the Independent National Electoral Commission, for a job well done and Nigerians for their participation
  • The former senate president while congratulating the new governor-elect, Professor Chukwuma Soludo urged INEC to look back and improve on its system

Abuja- The former Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki congratulates Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, as the governor-elect of Anambra state.

In a statement signed by his spokesman Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki showered praises on Nigerians especially the people of Anambra state and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for the success of the just concluded governorship election in the state.

The Guardian reports that Olaniyonu said that the Anambra governorship election was a success despite the uncertainty and fear that the election would either not hold or be marred by violence.

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Saraki commends Nigerians, INEC on success of Anambra gubernatorial election
The former governor of Kwara state is impressed with the outcome of the Anambra election. Photo credit: Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Soludo TV
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The statement reads:

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“While I congratulate the winner of the elections, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, I believe that it is Nigeria and her democracy that won from the results and the conduct of the Anambra State polls.
“Once again, we have shown that our country can pull back from the brink and refrain from descending into the abyss.”

He also advised the people not to allow the crucial lessons which the results of the elections signified to go unnoticed or ignored.

Applauded INEC for the use of BVAS

Saraki also lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the successful deployment of technology to improve the election process, particularly the adoption of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and electronic transmission of results.

Although there were some hitches recorded during the weekend polls, he urged INEC not to be deterred but to go back to the drawing board to improve on the areas where there were setbacks.

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Saraki affirmed:

“It should be clear to members of the National Assembly that they have done the right thing by turning around to support inclusion of the provision on electronic transmission of results in the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2019. They should quickly conclude work on the Bill and forward it without any further delay to the President. It will also be good if the President can sign the bill into law before the end of the year.”

Saraki further appealed to youths to have a change of mind regarding politics and show interest.

Anambra Election: Buhari reacts hours after INEC declared Soludo winner

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that barely 24 hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Chukwuma Soludo, governor-elect of the November 6, Anambra election, President Muhammadu has reacted.

The president in a post on his official Facebook page congratulated Soludo on his victorious outing at the just concluded election.

Soludo, who contested for the number one seat in Anambra under the All Progressives Grand Alliance party is also a member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Committee (PEAC).

Source: Legit

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