Anambra Governorship Election: Victor Umeh Reacts to Andy Uba’s Threat to Seek Legal Redress

Anambra Governorship Election: Victor Umeh Reacts to Andy Uba’s Threat to Seek Legal Redress

  • Senator Andy Uba's recent threat to approach a court over the just-concluded Anambra governorship election has been laughed off
  • Former national chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Senator Victor Umeh, says the move is an exercise in futility
  • Umeh also warned that what happened in neighbouring Imo where the Supreme Court granted victory to Hope Uzodimma won't happen in Anambra

Anaocha - Former national chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Senator Victor Umeh, has said his party is ready to confront the All Progressives Congress (APC), governorship candidate, Senator Andy Uba, in court.

Umeh was reacting to Uba's statement that he was robbed of his mandate and that he would do everything possible to reclaim his mandate in court.

Andy Uba
Senator Andy Uba says he is heading to court, but Victor Umeh says the APC candidate is wasting his time. Photo credit: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP
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Interestingly, Uba who came third in the just concluded election, is claiming he won the election, while Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who came second has since congratulated the governor-elect, Professor Chukwum Charles Soludo.

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Speaking on the development at his country home, Aguluzigbo in Anaocha Local Government Area of the state, Umeh said APGA’s lawyers are fully prepared for the legal challenge.

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The Nigerian Tribune quoted him as saying:

“Is he going to court to challenge the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that announced the winner or security agencies deployed to protect lives of Ndi Anambra?
“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? 
“The outcome of the election was a true reflection of what Anambra people want. 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. 

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“Nothing will make Anambra people vote for a party that has nothing to offer. Nigeria’s Judiciary is not an undertaker. 
“Please tell him, we are waiting for him in the court. Anambra is not Imo state, where a candidate who came fourth in election suddenly became a governor.”

Anambra Governorship Election: APC Candidate Andy Uba Rejects Outcome of Poll had earlier reported that the Uba Campaign Organisation rejected the result of the just-concluded Anambra state governorship election as declared by INEC.

The campaign organisation described the outcome of the election as a charade, adding that it did not reflect the wishes of the people of the state.

In a statement sent to on behalf of the campaign organisation, Ambassador Jerry Ugokwe, alleged Uba was a victim of widespread electoral fraud and manipulation by INEC.

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Meanwhile, the chairman of APGA in Abia state, Augustine Ehiemere, has declared that with the victory of Soludo at the Anambra governorship election, the party is now set to claim more states in the southeast come 2023.

Professor Soludo, a former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, won the election on the platform of APGA.

Speaking during a press conference in Umuahia, the Abia capital, Ehiemere gave quit notice to all other parties in the southeast.


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