From Chuks Collins, Awka
The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremmadu, and four past governors of Anambra State have sent congratulatory messages to Dr. Chris Ngige for his victory during the re-run senatorial election of Tuesday. They are are Dr. Chinwoke Mbadinuju, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Dr. Andy Uba and Dame Virgy Etiaba.
Similar message from the All Nigeria Peoples Party(ANPP) candidate in the senatorial race, Mr Chiukwunweike Maduekwe and three former speakers, Mike Balonwu, Emeka Anyanetu and Barth Onugbolu including the Chief of staff to the president, Chief Mike Oghiadome.
In their separate messages, they urged Ngige to see his victory as a golden opportunity presented by providence for him to further uplift the people of Anambra State .
Uba on his part pledged his preparedness to team up with Ngige at the National Assembly for the general good of Anambra State .
Mbadinuju in his message said “This is one election that has produced the best choice as is not often true with elections”
The former speaker of the federal house of Representattives, Chief Agunwa Aniekwe  in his message charged him to go to the Threee Arms Zone to raise the torch higher for the South east zone.
Some prominent traditional rulers in the state, Igwe John Umenyiora and Igwe Japhet Nkwoka of Alor described Ngige’s victory as that of a valiant, courageous and honest patriot.
The monarchs enjoined Ngige to go to Abuja keeping the path straight as usual. According to them, “By your election, Ndigbo have moved three steps forward by your victory because you did not have the highest budget in this race”.
Also in his terse, the vice chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Prof. Boniface Egboka described Ngige as the right choice for Anambra central, Anambra State and indeed Nigeria .