Politics

Anambra election: We’re ready to confront Andy Uba in court – APGA

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has flagged off its campaign for the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State.

In the wake of the political tussle between the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Andy Uba and Anambra State Governor-elect, Charles Soludo in the just concluded governorship election, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has assembled a team of lawyers ahead of the case.

Senator Victor Umeh, former APGA National Chairman who disclosed this on Tuesday at a press briefing held in Aguluizigbo, Anaocha Local Government Area (LGA) of the state said the party is very much prepared to confront Uba in court.

Daily Independent reports that Andy Uba while faulting the election results maintained that APGA did not win the election, citing alleged irregularities.

He vowed to upturn in court the declaration of Prof Chukwuma Soludo of APGA as the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

He said, “Investigations show that there are sufficient grounds for me and the party to challenge the declaration of the APGA candidate, Soludo as the winner of the election by INEC and that the ideal thing to do in the face of such discovery, is to approach the tribunal for redress.”

Describing the litigation threat as an empty one, Umeh said, “Our lawyers are fully prepared for the challenge, any time Uba is ready. Uba has no mandate to reclaim because the people of Anambra voted for APGA.

“The election took place in all the 21 local government areas in the state and he didn’t win any council area, so what is he going to court to do? The outcome of the election was a true reflection of what the Anambra people wanted.

Anambra people didn’t give Andy Uba any mandate. They wanted Soludo, and they voted for him massively.

“The Nigerian judiciary is not an undertaker. Please tell him, we are waiting for him in court. Anambra is not Imo State, where the fourth candidate in the election suddenly became a governor.”

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