The United States Government has applauded the outcome of the just concluded Anambra Governorship Election.
Recall that the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chukwuma Soludo, was declared the winner of the election by INEC.
Soludo polled 112,229 votes to beat Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party who polled 53,807 votes, and Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress who got 43,285 votes. While Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party came fourth with 21,261 votes.
In a statement on Wednesday, the US mission in Nigeria stated that the outcome of the Anambra election shows an improvement in Nigeria’s electoral process.
The US government added that the emergence of APGA’s Soludo reflects the will of the people of Anambra, having won 19 out of 21 Local Government Areas in the state.
It also appreciated the efforts of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for conducting a free, fair and credible election and security operatives for ensuring that the election was peaceful.
The US, however, stated that it looks forward to more improvements in Nigeria’s electoral process ahead of the Osun and Ekiti governorship elections in 2022.
The statement reads: “The United States government congratulates the citizens of Anambra State for the peaceful conduct of the gubernatorial election on November 6, the outcome of which reflects the will of the people.
“We note the tremendous challenges faced by INEC and security force personnel on the ground and commend the efforts that led to a secure election with a credible outcome.
“We also applaud the engagement from our civil society partners for their tireless advocacy on behalf of voters and electoral transparency.
“We look forward to continued improvements in the electoral process as the country heads into gubernatorial elections in Osun and Ekiti in 2022 and national elections in 2023.”