Anambra: PDP’s candidate, Obaze turns down Protest against poll results

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Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the incumbent Governor, Mr Willie Obiano was declared winner of the poll by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with 234, 071 votes.
Anambra Poll
Anambra Poll/ Photo credit: Sahara reporters

Following the Anambra state gubernatorial election conducted on Saturday November 18, 2017, Mr. Oseloka Obaze of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who allegedly rejected the results of the election has changed his mind today.

Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the incumbent Governor, Mr Willie Obiano was declared winner of the poll by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with 234, 071 votes.

Mr Obaze had earlier pointed out that the electoral officials consumed so much time in tabulating the results after voting; adding that the uploaded figure does not tally with the actual votes.

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Speaking with newsmen in Awka, Anambra state capital, Obaze said: “I wish to congratulate His Excellency, Gov. Willie Obiano and his running mate, Dr Nkem Okeke on their victory at the Nov. 18 governorship election, I wish both of them well.
I salute my other fellow contestants for their valiant efforts and decorum during the campaigning, thank you for promoting peace. Before now, I had expressed concerns about the contradicting variables that led to the electoral outcome.
I have closed the chapter on this particular election, we must now move on and return to the task of promoting good governance and the wellbeing of Anambra people.”
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However, it was gathered that 37 political parties participated in the just concluded Governorship election in Anambra state, with 457,311 number of accredited voters.

Before the election, pro- Biafra group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) called on all its members to boycott the election with a “sit at home” protest.

 

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