By Emeka Okafor
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday congratulated the governor-elect of Anambra State, Prof Charles Soludo, on his election victory at the November 9 governorship election in the state.
Buhari said he is looking forward to working with Soludo in resolving issue of peace, security and development in the state.
Mr President stated this on Wednesday in congratulatory message posted on his verified Facebook page.
He, however, charged the governor-elect to rally other stakeholders in the state and southeast towards addressing issues confronting the state and region.
Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was declared winner of the Anambra governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday.
“I congratulate Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) — and a member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Committee (PEAC) — on his victory in the Anambra State gubernatorial election.
“I commend the security agencies for their determination to ensure that the election went on as smoothly as possible, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the successful conclusion of the exercise, despite the initial challenges encountered.
“I enjoin Prof Soludo to rally other stakeholders to tackle the enormous challenges confronting Anambra State and the Southeast in general.
“I look forward to working with him for the peace, security and development of Anambra State and the entire country”, President Buhari wrote.