Anambra Governorship Election: We Don’t Want Another Court-Imposed Governor, Says Ezeife

Anambra Governorship Election: We Don’t Want Another Court-Imposed Governor, Says Ezeife

  • Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife has declared that the southeast does not want another court-imposed governor in the region
  • Ezeife, a former governor of Anambra, said the outcome of the just-concluded election in the state was satisfactory
  • The former governor noted that those angling to dislodge the Anambra governor-elect are doing so based on semantics

Awka - Former Anambra governor, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has told those threatening legal action against the outcome of the recent governorship election in the state to back down.

Ezeife further stated that the southeast does not want “another court-imposed governor” in the region.

Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo was declared the winner of the just-concluded election in Anambra. Photo credit: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP
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According to him, Igbo people around the world are satisfied with the poll, which he said would have been frustrating had if it had a different outcome.

The elder statesman, who spoke in an interview on Monday, November 22 admonished that no one should capitalise on any innocuous error during the exercise to scuttle its outcome.

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The Nigerian Tribune quoted him as saying:

“The result of the election is success. Before the election, I wrote a prayer in many WhatsApp groups for the success of the election. Now, I think it has succeeded and all kinds of problems are being raised. Some inconsequential problems are being caused.
“If there was an innocuous mistake, that should not be of consequence. But that’s for lawyers. But let our people who are making comments try to know that the whole Igbo are very interested in the outcome of this election and anybody raising any issue on it, I appeal to the person, please, cool down. Cool down. There’s no need to go fighting more.
“Now, those who were allowed and those who were not allowed, we’ll try to persuade them, assuage them, and to stop anything court. We don’t want another court-imposed governor.”

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“I’m happy that the result came out the way it did. Not only the Anambra people, but Igbo people all over the place are also celebrating that election because it gives us hope, it gives us the basis of fighting for the 2023 presidency.
“If we had lost that Anambra governorship, it would have dampened our enthusiasm for the 2023 presidency. But as it is now, all those who should know, know that things should change in Nigeria.”

APC Candidate Andy Uba Rejects Outcome of Anambra Guber had earlier reported that the Uba Campaign Organisation rejected the result of the just-concluded Anambra state governorship election as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, 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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