By Okey Maduforo
The peaceful conduct of the Anambra State governoship election has been describled as devine as what was expected did not come to pass.
Similarly the victory of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) was caused by the people’s resolve to take their destinies in their hands and make sure that their votes count.
These were the views of Odumegwu Ojukwu Jr, the first son of the late Biafran leader, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu.
Ojukwu Jr said in Awka: “This is an election that needed to be held to ensure the survival of a party with a divine mandate to deliver for the people.
“It had to be held to ensure continuity and allow the state to grow, building on the foundation left by Governor Obiano and his predecessor, Peter Obi, to ensure Anambra continues to move forward and not backwards.
“It had to be held to fulfill our debt to Ezeigbo and other foundation members who passed the torch on to us.”
He pointed out that the father figure image of his late father on the party has been the tonic upon which APGA has been wining.
“His image, as always, loomed large. It is the symbol which unified us all and inspires us to forge a united destiny for our people. That in no way takes away from the monumental effort made by H.E. Governor Obiano, who by sheer force of will and the support of well meaning stakeholders, made the impossible, possible,” he said.
Ojukwu, however, urged the incoming governor of Anambra State to extend his hands of fellowship to his political opponents and reach out to all and sundry irrespective of any divide.