Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has gifted a woman who rejected vote-buying, Mrs Eunice Ngozi Onuegbusi, a cash reward of N1 million.
Mrs Onuegbusi, from Ukwulu (Amagu village) Ward 1, polling unit 04 in Dunukofia local government area of the state, had rejected N5,000 from a party agent during the just-concluded Anambra governorship election.
In a viral video, Madam Eunice was seen rejecting N5,000 naira from a party agent in her polling unit during the election on Saturday, November 6, and insisted on voting for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
The video emerged showing women, in particular a woman rejecting moves to sway her at the Anambra election with ₦5,000 by some APC members to vote for the APC.
Speaking during a church service where he announced the cash reward, Governor Obiano said:
“Madam Eunice knew that though money could buy her temporary relief, but Anambra would be a better place if she voted according to her conscience.
“It belongs to our loyal party men and women who resisted temptations of financial inducement from rival parties to fight under the banner of APGA because they knew that victory for APGA is victory for the ordinary citizens of our dear state.
And finally, it belongs to Ndi Anambra at home and in the Diaspora who stood behind APGA, not because we have met all the expectations of our people but because even in the foundation my Team and I have laid so far, they see enough sunlight to believe that Anambra State is like the sun which is bound to rise, against all odds. And that is why we won this election.”