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INEC presents Certificate of Return to Anambra governor-elect, Charles Soludo, Deputy

The winner of the Anambra State Governorship election, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, and the Deputy Governor-elect, Onyeka Ibezim, have received their Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

INEC National Commissioner Supervising Anambra and Chairman, Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, presented the certificate to the duo on Friday at the state headquarters of the commission in Awka, Anambra State.

Okoye said the ceremony signified that the governor-elect and deputy governor-elect won the November 6 governorship election in Anambra.

Soludo, the candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), was declared winner of the election on Wednesday by INEC.

Speaking at the presentation of certificate event on Friday, Soludo lauded the election body, saying INEC is getting better.

He said, “Initially, there were tense moments but this election happened in a unique way and we dedicate this victory to God and the people of Anambra who believed and gave us their mandate.

“We will never take for granted the resilience, commitments, and actions of the various federal institutions that worked so hard to see us to this day.

“I won’t fail to mention the presidency, security agencies, and INEC for insisting on a level playing field as well as the judiciary for standing on the path of integrity.

“I believe that a sound and credible electoral system is foundational to having an accountable, responsive, and developmental state.

“So, I believe that INEC is getting better by the day. I also believe that the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, deployed, if refined, will give us that desired Eldorado in our electoral system.”