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Anambra: PDP Candidates Withdraw Petition, Supports Obiano

Channels Television  
Updated May 20, 2015

pdp candidates wit h draw petition from Anambra tribunalTwenty-One candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who lost the April 11 House of Assembly election in Anambra State, have withdrawn their petition from the Election Petition Tribunal.

After the PDP candidates withdrew the case, they pledged to support Governor Willie Obiano’s administration.

They had lost to the candidates of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) the same party that the Governor belongs to.

The PDP candidates said their action was in the spirit of moving the state forward,  citing the exemplary approach of President Goodluck Jonathan in conceding defeat to the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, as their inspiration.

Receiving the 21 man delegation at the Governor’s Lodge, Awka, the Deputy Governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke, commended their resolve to sheathe their swords saying, they have done noble in placing the interest of the state above their personal gains.

The Leader of the delegation and former House of Assembly member, Honorable Egwuoyibo Okoye, added that distracting the governor in the tribunal would slow down the pace of development in the state.