The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the just concluded Anambra State Governorship election, Andy Uba, says he will not withdraw his petition against the Governor-elect and candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Charles Soludo.
According to him, the declaration of the APGA candidate, Chief Charles Soludo, as winner of the election was faulty because there is enough evidence that the elections were manipulated. We have enough evidence that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Soludo the governor-elect in error or deliberate attempt to deceive the general public.
In a statement signed by the Deputy Director of the Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organization, Mr Ikechukwu Onyia, said it is pertinent to emphasize for the umpteenth time that Senator Andy Uba’s determination to diligently pursue his petition is propelled by his genuine desire to use the instrumentality of government to set new development agenda for the state and prove that Anambra State can be better than what it currently is under All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, sixteen years watch.
Onyia stressed that there are valid grounds to challenge the results declared by INEC, adding that Senator Andy Uba approached the tribunal in line with the Electoral Act and Constitution. He commended the election tribunal for granting the inspection of the Certified True Copy of the materials used in the election.
He further alleged that the APC candidate’s votes in some places like Abatete and Oba, both in Idemili North Local Government area of the state were not recorded.
Making reference to the remarks by some persons that Anambra state is not Imo state because of the Supreme Court intervention, he stated that these persons have forgotten that before Imo state, the court had removed two governors and APGA had benefitted in the removal of the two governors in Anambra state.
He explained that the court removed Dr Chris Ngige and APGA benefitted. Similarly, the courts removed Andy Uba barely 17days of being sworn in as governor of the state, because Mr Peter Obi’s tenure has not elapsed.