How Determined Peter Obi Reclaimed His Stolen Gubernatorial Electoral Mandate From Dr. Ngige In 2003

The Oasis Reporters

June 11, 2022


Emeritus governor Peter Obi in a bear hug with current governor Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo after the swearing-in.

By Ichie Codshallom

An Eyewitness Account:


I was a presiding officer during the
@inecnigeria Elections in 2003 that brought in Peter Obi of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) as Governor of Anambra state. I was posted to a ward {Nkitaku Hall} near Obi’s place.

Voting was disrupted several times by thugs who came shooting in the air and we all took cover for our lives, and came back later to continue the process.

Peter Obi’s agents moved round, ward to ward and encouraged everyone of us to continue the process and not be discouraged/fearful of the outcome.

Sorting/Counting was still ongoing at the Aniocha LGA by 11:45pm when suddenly, news came that Ngige of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had been declared winner of the elections from Abuja.

We all wanted to wrap up since the election result had been called. No need to continue with the counting exercise.

But Peter Obi’s agents in APGA encouraged us the more to make sure we counted every single vote cast.

Peter Obi used the validly cast votes to reclaim his mandate from the Courts. That was when I knew that Peter Obi is not like your everyday politician.
He is different, thorough, focused on the process/result, determined and he certainly cannot be manipulated.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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