The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Anambra governorship election, Andy Uba, has revealed that he has enough evidence to prove that the exercise was rigged.
Uba made this known through the Deputy Director of his campaign organization, Ikechukwu Onyia, in an interview with The PUNCH.
Onyia stated that the APC candidate will not withdraw his petition from the election tribunal because the election was characterised by electoral malpractices, adding that his votes at some places like Abatete and Oba in Idemili North were not recorded.
He submitted that the declaration of the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof. Charles Soludo as the winner of the election was wrong and should be reversed.
The APC chieftain added that 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.
He said, “It is pertinent to emphasise for the umpteenth time that Senator 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 can be better than what it currently is under APGA’s 16 years watch.
“We hope to prove our petition before the court. We have enough evidence to prove that INEC declared Soludo the governor-elect in error or deliberate attempt to deceive the general public.
“Therefore, in line with his earlier stand that there are valid grounds to challenge the results declared by INEC, Uba will go on with his petition at the tribunal challenging INEC’s declaration of Soludo as the governor-elect.
“Like some people are saying, ‘Anambra is not Imo’ because of the Supreme Court intervention, but they have forgotten that before Imo, court had removed two governors and APGA benefitted.
“Court removed Ngige and APGA benefited, court removed Uba, 17 days of being sworn in, not because Uba’s election was fraudulent, but because court said Peter Obi’s tenure has not elapsed; again, APGA benefited. So, before Imo, APGA had benefited in the removal of two governors in Anambra.
“The victims of the judgments did not kill themselves. So, if after judicial interrogation and they found out that Uba’s petition has merit, they should declare him and give him judgment, APGA will tow the same line Uba and Ngige did when they lost.”
Onyia, however, commended the tribunal’s ruling granting the inspection of the Certified True Copy of the materials used in the election.
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