Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated the Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on his victory at the Enugu State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Friday, August 21, 2015, describing it as victory for the people of the state.

Reacting to the verdict, Ekweremadu stressed that it was a reaffirmation of the overwhelming popularity of the governor and the strength of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Enugu State in particular and the South East in general.

Ekweremadu pointed out that the decision of the Tribunal did not come as a surprise to the people of Enugu State and realistic political pundits around the country because Enugu State remained an indisputable stronghold of the PDP.

“Some petitions are sheer fulfilment of all political righteousness. The volume of Ugwanyi’s goodwill and popularity among the political class and the masses as a governorship aspirant, candidate, and now an incumbent governor is unprecedented.

“So, we made the right choice and what the Tribunal has just done is to confirm that our choice was fairly, freely, and credibly made in compliance with the electoral laws.”