Governor Willie Obiano believes his victory in the Anambra state governorship election did not come by chance.

He is grateful to one man and that man is President Muhammadu Buhari for proving to the people of Anambra that under his watch, democracy would have deeper roots in Nigeria.

"Mr President promised us a free and fair election. Today, we can all see that he has kept his promise."

Asides the president, he said his victory was also the "final product of the combined efforts of brilliant men and women who sacrificed their comfort to ensure that Anambra’s steady march to progress was not derailed".

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He also thanked INEC for conducting a transparent election in Anambra, stressing that with this election, the commission had shown that it was prepared for the 2019 elections.

Obiano commended the security operatives whose alertness ensured that the will of the people was not thwarted.

The governor said: "My team and I shall never fail you”, and urged the people to prepare for the speedy transformation of Anambra into a prosperous sub-national entity in the next four years.

"We have stepped into our finest hour. Our journey into greatness is now assured.

"We are ready and willing to work with anyone who has something to share that will make Anambra State great.

"We are open to new ideas, new visions of society and a new hope," he declared.

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