Valentine Ozigbo, The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the just concluded Anambra gubernatorial election had just congratulated his opponent in All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Prof.
Chukwuma Soludo the Governor Election.
The congratulatory message was in tge “THANK YOU MESSAGE TO NDI ANAMBRA” which was signed by Ozigbo and made available to our correspondent in Awka.
The statement reads in parts;
“I have just called Professor Chukwuma Soludo and congratulated him on being declared the winner of the Anambra State governorship elections, 2021.
I wished him well and prayed for his success.
“Let me also use this opportunity to congratulate all the men and women who contested in our dear state’s governorship this year.
You all have shown a determination to see that Anambra is better.
It was an honour to run this race with you.
“Two years ago, I decided to go into active partisan politics with a number of objectives in mind.
First, to use Anambra to set an example of excellence in governance.
The second was to unify Anambra and Ala Igbo around a shared vision of greatness.
The third was to inspire more professionals to go into politics.
I believe that attainment of these would go a long way in changing the story of black men and women in this world for the better.
“As laid out in our Ka Anambra Chawapu Manifesto, we planned to transform Anambra into the most competitive sub-national economy in Nigeria by opening up public, social, and commercial spaces leveraging on the strength of our youth and women.
Ultimately, to make Anambra the pride of Nigeria.
“On unifying Ala Igbo, I believe that every Igbo person now understands that they have a voice in me because I will forever speak in the interest of the Igbo Nation and the rest of the marginalised and forgotten in Nigeria.
“Our country needs your active participation in her affairs.
We documented our grand vision for a brighter and better Anambra and presented it to our people with the energy to implement it.
Though we may not have the opportunity in the immediate to get it started, we will be holding the government in power accountable to ensure that the welfare of the people is foremost in their actions at all times.
“I thank all the courageous men and women who first believed in me, many of them without knowing me well.
You are the heroes of our Ka Anambra Chawapu Movement.
I also thank everyone who believed, even without meeting me, who heard our message and came out in full support.
“I thank the leaders and pillars of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the national (especially the PDP Governors), state and ward levels who stood by us and worked tirelessly to win the mandate of Ndi Anambra.
I appreciate your amazing support and friendship.
“Most importantly, I thank the entire Ndi Anambra – home and abroad.
The openness, love, and enthusiasm with which you received us, especially as we campaigned across the state, is one that my wife, my running mate and I will cherish forever.
“In all, I am more determined to working for a better future for our children by remaining in active politics and rebuilding our party to be more united and more robust for those who come after us.
Ka Anambra Chawapu.
“May God bless you all and bless Anambra State.
Anambra election 2021: PDP candidate congratulates APGA President – Elect