Anambra not Imo, Victor Umeh tells Andy Uba over threat to reclaim ‘stolen’ mandate

Victor Umeh, the state agent of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the concluded Anambra governorship election has urged Andy Uba, candidate of the opposing All Progressive Congress (APC) to seek redress in court over the outcome of the guber race.

Candidate Charles Soludo of APGA had defeated Mr Uba who came third in the exercise that began on November 6 and ended on November 9. Mr Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came second but has congratulated the winner.

At the weekend, the APC flagbearer threatened to retrieve the mandate he said was stolen from him, but responding, the APGA chieftain who addressed newsmen in Aguluzigbo, Anocha LGA of Anambra reminded him that the state was not Imo where a candidate who came fourth became the governor through the instrumentality of the Supreme Court.

“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 for,” Mr Umeh said.
“The outcome of the election was a true reflection of what Anambra people want. The Anambra people didn’t give Andy Uba any mandate. They wanted Soludo, and they voted for him massively.

“We are used to such cases. I have been in Politics for more than 20-years now, so APGA is not afraid of going to Court with Andy Uba. Nothing will make Anambra people to vote for a party that has nothing to offer.

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