Six political parties from the Andoni local government region that participated in the recently concluded council polls hailed the victory of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mr. Erastus Awortu.
The Accord Party, the African Democratic Congress, the People’s Action Party, the Allied Peoples Movement, the Social Democratic Party and the Zenith Labor Party have described victory as the people’s wish.
The presidential candidates of the various political parties made their positions known at a joint press conference Thursday in Port Harcourt.
“For us, political actors of Andoni and candidates for the competition, we can clearly state that the election was not lost but won because the victory of the PDP is our collective victory. We will support the new administration in its positive view of the people.
“Indeed, Erastus Awortu is the skilled person”
Awortu, won the recent council poll with a total of 107,658 votes against the Labor Party candidate who obtained the second highest number of votes with 4,702.
Receiving his certificate of return from RISIEC, the president-elect said the certificate was a testament to the high-level success recorded in the election.
“I am impressed with RISIEC for its competence in the election.
“I am also impressed by my voter for creating the right atmosphere for the electoral body to conduct a credible process and assure my commitment to reposition the region for growth.
“We look forward to addressing our collective concerns about security, infrastructure and poverty in the region,” he said. (NOPE)
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