Dr Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, has congratulated the governor-elect of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, on his victory at the November 6 governorship election in the state.
Nigige said the people of Anambra made an excellent choice by voting the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to be their new governor.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission Commission (INEC) headquarters, on Wednesday, declared Soludo, winner of the election.
APGA scored a total of 112,229 votes, PDP had 53,807 votes, APC secured 43,285 votes, while YPP had 21,261 votes.
Ngige, in a goodwill message issued by his Media Office on Wednesday, congratulated Soludo for a resounding victory in the election, saying it was a victory well deserved.
He said, “Ndi-Anambra have spoken with this resounding victory. Having contested in 2010 with Soludo, who was then the PDP candidate and myself in ACN; an election in which I was ‘awarded’ the second position even though I won outright and Soludo third, I knew that with his tenacity of purpose and drive, he would one day make it to the seat of the Governor of Anambra State.
“It is a case of patience and endurance, an aspiration nurtured to serve the people with all his strength, I seriously believe. Ndi-Anambra I know, will hence, entertain no excuses. Much has been given, hence the expectation is very high. Knowing Soludo as I do, however, I do not doubt that our people have made an excellent choice by voting him.”