Ugwuanyi Receives Certificate of Return as Governor ElectFeatured, Latest News, News Thursday, March 28th, 2019
From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Lawrence Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, of Enugu state has received his Certificate of Return as Governor- Elect in the March 9th Governorship Election held in the state.
The governor, his Deputy Cecilia Ezeilo, and other elected members of the state House Assembly, received their certificates of return at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) in Enugu on Wednesday.
Speaking at the event, Enugu state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC),Dr. Emeka Ononammadu, noted that it was gratifying that the electoral process ended in peace with all promises of fairness, openness and neutrality kept.
According to him: “it was a tortuous journey that did not come at zero cost but it is also a journey that the entire nation is poised to learn from Enugu.”
Speaking after collecting the certificate the governor-elect, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi stated that they had prayed for a peaceful and transparent election, and commended efforts of security agencies during the process.
A national commissioner of INEC, Mr. Festus Okoye, who also spoke at the occasion said the commission could no longer afford to plan in an uncertain environment.
Okoye, who is the commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, hinted that the independent National Electoral Commission would embark on aggressive constitutional and electoral reforms to enhance the integrity of the electoral process.
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