Reactions trail the declaration of Peter Mbah as winner of Enugu guber poll
Ben Ezechime, Enugu
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday night declared Dr Peter Mbah, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of the Governorshp election held last Saturday across the state.
According to the INEC, the PDP candidate scored 160,895 to defeat his closest rival, Barrister Chijioke Edeoga of Labour Party who scored
157,552 to lay to rest days of anxiety and suspense that preceded the announcement.
In his reaction, the Spokesperson for LP in the state, Dr Mcginger Ibeneme said the declaration did not reflect the wishes of the “Enugu people.”
Ibeneme said the party was robbed of victory, adding that all the delay in the announcement of the winner was to rig the election by the PDP.
He said: “I am a bit sad about the outcome of this election. Not because we were not announced winners , but because we came close , but they cheated as usual.
“But I am proud about how we fought them , every step of the way we were able to prove to the whole world that we won.
“ENUGU people know the winners, and the riggers.”
The LP Spokesperson said that Edeoga’s candidature represented the fighting spirit of the “oppressed people of Enugu State, and Nigeria.”
“The results have been announced albeit to the disappointment of all well meaning Enugu people and Nigerians in general.
“Be rest assured that we are going to pursue our mandate through the courts . The theft is glaring, and we hope that the judiciary would do a better job, ” he said.
Also speaking, a chieftain of the PDP, Mr Peter Ngene described the victory of PDP candidate as well deserved.
He said that Enugu people would not regret Mbah’s government, saying that he was adequately prepared for the job.
“I am happy, first and foremost that the issues have been resolved let the peace in Enugu return.
” I know Mbah will do well as a governor of Enugu State, ” he said.
For Mrs Esther Okolo, a resident, she said she was happy that the tension had reduced.
“I am not a politician and I am not interested in who governs Enugu State, all I care for is, let there be peace; so, I can do my business, ” she said.