The candidate of All Progressive Congress, APC at the just concluded Anambra state governorship election, Senator Andy Uba has said that he has enough grounds to challenge the declaration of Soludo as governor-elect of the state.
Senator Uba had a meeting with the party and campaign organisation yesterday at Marble Arch Hotel, Awka expressed profound gratitude to members of the party, the campaign team and Ndi Anambra, pointing out that though he never takes politics or quest for political office as ‘a do or die’ venture, he would, nonetheless, always follow the dictates of the law in seeking redress.
“We will be heading to court with the discoveries we have, which shows that the declaration of Soludo as the governor-elect is faulty.
“As governor, I was removed after 17 days of being sworn in by the Supreme Court of Nigeria and I did not die. So, the current development won’t hurt me. Power belongs to God and Him alone determines who he will entrust it to. This, I can assure you,” he said
The Director, Media and Publicity Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organisation, SAUGCO, Hon. Victor Afam Ogene in a statement also added that preliminary examinations show that APC and it’s candidate has grounds to challenge the outcome of the election.
“The Party’s candidate in the election, Senator Andy Uba and the top echelon of the party in the state led by the state chairman, Chief Basil Ejidike after an internal debriefing of the party and campaign organisation, discovered that besides having enough grounds to challenge the declaration of Professor Charles Soludo as governor-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the entire election was not conducted in substantial compliance with the rules governing such exercise,” he said
According to him, the ideal thing to do in the face of such discovery, was to approach the tribunal for redress.
The state chairman, Basil Ejidike said the decision to seek judicial redress was perhaps the surest way to ensure that those who engineered the electoral rip-off do not enjoy the fruits of their perfidy.
“Ndi Anambra and the world at large would bear testimony to the fact that, on the eve of the election, the outgoing Governor Willy Obiano administration had, through the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C. Don Adinuba, told everyone that the APC had written results of 10 Local Government Areas.
“Unknown to us, however, that false alarm was aimed at deflecting attention from the manipulation of the BVAS machine by APGA and a top official of INEC – a fact which a national newspaper had weeks earlier drawn attention to.
“We are heading to Court. APGA and INEC are aware that they compromised during the election and we have evidence to challenge INEC’s declaration in the Court of law,” Ejidike said.