By Gift Samuel, The Sight News
Abuja-The Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) has congratulated the people of Anambra State and as well commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the success of the Anambra election.
Stating this on Monday, the NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba said the election in spite of initial glitches, especially at its early stage has been adjudged by not a few to be substantially peaceful, transparent, credible, fair and a representation of the wishes of the electorate.
According to him, “The outcome of this election has come as a pleasant surprise to APGA and non-APGA members against the background of threats by IPOB to disrupt the election and fears in some quarters that there might be executive interference as in the days of yore when membership of the ruling party conferred automatic victory”.
He further urged INEC to build on the success in subsequent elections as its credibility is key to the success or outcome of elections.
“INEC may wish to commence this process by early preparations as well as plugging identified loopholes in the Anambra election. We also use this opportunity to appeal to the candidates to be sportsmen-like by conceding victory to Mr Obiano.
“We similarly find it necessary to advise Obiano to not only be humble in victory but to extend a hand of fellowship to his political opponents. After all, they all made their pitch to serve the people of Anambra people” he noted.