Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Anambra state Chapter has congratulated the governor elect Prof Chukwuma Soludo on his victory in the just concluded gubernatorial election in Anambra state held on the 6th and 9th of November 2021.
This is contained in a congratulatory message made available by the Chairperson of Anambra State NAWOJ Franklin Onyekachi and was cosigned by the Secretary Uche Nworah.
According to the statement, the election was keenly contested and a winner emerged which is a clear demonstration that power comes from God and he gives it to whosoever he wills.
“Professor Soludo has been a great achiever all his life and expectations are high.
He cannot afford to let the people of Anambra down.
We expect him to implement his manifesto to the latter”.
“NAWOJ Anambra calls on the Governor elect to carry the minority and vulnerable along in his government.
The present administration of Governor Willie Obiano has done well in this regard and we expect him to do even more.
We urge him to have in mind the National Gender Policy which recommends 35% affirmative action for women participation in governance as he forms his cabinet”, the statement read.
It went further to commend the women of Ukwulu in Dunukofia Local Government Area for turning down monetary inducement to vote.
“Vote buying denigrates the electoral process and should be shunned.
They are testaments that Anambra women are women of integrity.
It is therefore heartwarming that Governor Willie Obiano rewarded Mrs Eunice Ngozi Onuekwusi with one million Naira.
Mrs Onuekwusi was seen in a viral video rejecting a five thousand Naira monetary inducement.
Women are champions of democracy”, it expatiated.
“We commend all the candidates who contested the gubernatorial election with Professor Soludo that have congratulated him.
That is the way to go and we call on those who are yet to do so to toe same path.
NAWOJ Anambra therefore prays that God will give Professor Soludo the wisdom just like he did to Solomon in the Bible to steer the ship of state to greater heights.
We wish him all the best”, it added
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