Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra congratulated President-elect Bola Tinubu on his victory in the presidential election on February 25.
Soludo stated this in his post-election announcement as Anambra governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance on Tuesday (APGA).
He also commended the other contenders in the campaign on their “courageous and remarkable” performance.
“Let me also congratulate the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his election.”
“Nigeria is the winner, and I am confident that a better future lies ahead of us, congratulations to all Nigerians.”
“We pledge to collaborate and partner with you and the Federal Government for the development of Anambra State and Nigeria.”
“This is the only country that we call ours and we must make it work,” Soludo said.
The governor stated Nigeria required mending and restructuring because the challenges of insecurity and the economy remained enormous.
Notwithstanding that security initiatives were delivering considerable gains, he believed that long-term peace and security would be enhanced through broader non-kinetic contacts with all essential players.
According to Soludo, one significant national issue that requires immediate action is systemic insecurity in the South-East.
“May I repeat my previous calls and request our President-elect to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu immediately after swearing-in (that is, if he is not released before then).”
“We need him around the table as an important stakeholder in discussions about healing and sustainable peace in the South-East.”
“Elections and partisan politics are over, and we should all now focus 100 percent of our time on delivering good governance to our people,” he said.
Soludo commended all newly elected and re-elected governors and urged them to collaborate in pursuing the national common good under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum.
The governor thanked Nigerians who voted for APGA candidates across the country, noting that the party had made small advances by winning seats in the Senate, House of Representatives, and state legislatures.
He stated that as true believers in Nigeria’s potential, APGA would continue to network and collaborate with all like-minded Nigerians and groups to advance the country’s grandeur.
Soludo stated that the party had proved that Anambra was truly APGA-land, while also stating that some results would be challenged.
“So far, winners have been declared, and those who are dissatisfied with the results may pursue their grievances through the due process of the law.”
“My own political party, APGA, might challenge several of the results in pursuit of justice, we will take all necessary legal steps to recover the seats we believe we won, especially in Anambra State.”
“To me, the true heroes of the last elections are the citizens of Nigeria, especially the youths, whose voices will continue to be critical as we collectively strive to build a new Nigeria,” he said.
Soludo extended hands of fellowship to the elected members of the state and national assemblies from other political parties in Anambra urging them to work together with him for the greatness of the state.