12th April, 2011
Anambra Central Senatorial District candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and one-time governor of Anambra State, South East Nigeria, Dr. Chris Ngige, has described his election into the National Assembly after a brief delay as victory for democracy.
Speaking yesterday at the Old English Hotel and Suite after he was declared winner of the 9 April election by INEC at their Aroma office, Ngige disclosed that he was convinced that he won the election to represent his people at the National Assembly but alleged that some aggrieved people donâ€™t want him to fight for the improvement of the standard of living of those who he seeks to represent.
He stated that despite the intimidation that his party supporters and agents faced during the 9 April election, he was glad that their resilience paid off.
According to him, â€œthe opposition parties ganged up to see if they could intimidate my supporters but they couldnâ€™t. They even went as far as luring some of the officials of INEC, threatened some but finally Iâ€™ve been vindicated.
â€œMy election is victory for democracy.â€
The battle over who represents the zone at the National Assembly was between the newly elected senator, an incumbent, Senator Annie Okonkwo of the Accord Party and former Minister of Information and National Orientation, Prof. Dora Akunyili of the All Progressive Grand Alliance.
The results released are as follows: ACN: 68,208, followed closely by APGA: 68,164 while Accord Party garnered 20,347 votes.