Anambra Monarch Congratulates Buhari Over Victory
President Muhammadu Buhari is not totally hated in the southeast region of Nigeria after all.
Asides the results of the just concluded presidential election proving it, the love from Igwe Dennis Ezebuilo of Amunuke Kingdom, Awka North, Anambra State shows he has some influential Igbo fans.
The Anambra monarch has become one of the first Igbo leaders who have congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his reelection.
Ezebuilo in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja said that the election was a fierce contest between the two frontline political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said that the victory of Buhari represented the will of the people, adding that the president had fought tirelessly for the masses, hence, their will prevailed in the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The monarch said that the victory secured by Buhari was not
for him to rest on his oars but to do more for the people by providing
According to him, there is need to do more in terms of provision of infrastructure, basic amenities, security, job creation, agriculture and the revitalisation of the country’s economy.
The monarch who also doubled as the chairman of Fruitful Vision Youth Empowerment Initiative, an agriculture-based NGO, called on the president to do more in the area of agriculture.
He said that more youths should be encouraged to embrace agriculture, adding that this would enable the country to attain self-sufficiency in food.
He called on Buhari to be magnanimous in victory and run an inclusive government, while commending the president’s acceptance speech that every part of the country would be his constituency.
The monarch urged the president to immediately go into work and ensure that his cabinets were ready before May 29, which is the handover date.
Buhari was in the wee hour of Wednesday declared winner of the 2019 presidential elections by Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Ezebuilo has been an open supporter of the President. He was reported to have supported his campaign with some donation.
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