Senator Andy Uba, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the just-concluded Anambra State November 6, 2021 governorship election has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, in particular, of hatching plans to frustrate his attempt to challenge the election result in court.
Senator Uba, in his letter to the state INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, which was endorsed by his Deputy Director of Media, Comrade Ikechukwu Onyia, accused the INEC REC of failing to provide him with the Certified True Copy, CTC, of the Anambra State governorship election result to enable him approach the governorship election petition tribunal.
According to Senator Uba, the Andy Uba Campaign Organization has applied severally for the certified true copy but without any answer from the resident electoral commissioner.
He said the REC’s refusal to release the CTC is suspicious and he suspects that the REC plans to truncate his decision to contest the result of the election.
According to the letter, the REC’s attitude towards this issue of releasing the certified true copy of the election results to the eligible candidates after due applications for it, amounts to an act of sabotage.
It further noted that the REC’s action is capable of constituting a threat to the security of the state and therefore warned that if INEC fails to release the certified true copies of the election results and other relevant forms to them within a given deadline, they will be left with no option than to seek redress at the appropriate authority.
The letter was copied to the Inspector General of Police; Assistant Inspector General in charge of Zone 13; the Anambra State Police Commissioner, and the Director of DSS in the state.
Recall that Senator Uba had two days after the announcement of the result of the governorship election in Anambra State told his supporters to remain calm, as he was heading to court to retrieve the mandate given to him.