Obiano meets Buhari, says he’ll win re-election with landslide

Obiano meets Buhari, says he’ll win re-election with landslide
October 03 17:28 2017 Print This Article

By Ahmed Idris

Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano, has expressed confidence that he would defeat his opponents in the upcoming gubernatorial election in the state.

The state governorship election is scheduled to hold on November 18, 2017.

Speaking with State House correspondents after a meeting President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, Obiano called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to be impartial in the conduct of the election.

He denied the claims in some quarters that his party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, was planning to rig the election in his favour.

“Anambra remains the safest state in Nigeria today.

“We don’t have cases of kidnapping, armed robbery or similar crimes. We have been firmly in control of that state and will continue to do so throughout my tenure as governor.

“I am very confident that I will win the forthcoming election with a landslide.

“All we want is for the umpire to be unbiased. A free and fair election is what we want and we will get the result,” he said.

Obiano said he had a very fruitful meeting with Buhari.

He said the President likes state governors who are delivering dividends of democracy to their people.

“He (the President) likes governors who work hard, who are delivering what people can see and are delivering dividends of democracy to their people. That is what the President wants,” the governor added.