- The All Progressives Congress has threatened to head to the court regarding the victory of Anambra governor-elect, Prof Charles Soludo
- According to the leadership of the party, all is set to challenge the INEC's declaration of Soludo in the court
- The party's state chairman, Chief Basil Ejidike also revealed that the brewing issues rocking the APC in Anambra state is caused by Dr Chris Ngige
Awka, Anambra state- The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has vowed to challenge the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) declaration of Professor Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as the winner of the Saturday, November 6, Anambra state governorship election.
Guardian reports that the state chairman of the party, Chief Basil Ejidike, who stated this in an interview on Sunday, November 28, also accused Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige of being behind the crisis rocking the party in the state.
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Ejidike said after the party primaries of June 26, 2021, and the release of the result, Ngige and his boys led the team that rejected the outcome.
Addressing newsmen at the party’s secretariat in Awka, Ejidike accused Ngige of being the major arrowhead of his purported suspension due to his penchant for parading himself as leader of the party in the state.
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Ejidike pointed out that the party had resolved to go challenge the outcome of the poll at a tribunal, saying:
“This is because we are convinced that the right things were not done.
“We will file our petition to challenge the outcome of the election; that is if the Legal team has not done so already. We are determined to pursue the matter to its logical conclusion.”
He said the protestations by some of the aspirants were on Ngige’s promptings.
Efforts to reach Ngige yesterday proved abortive, as he did not make calls to his mobile number.
The state chapter's position
Also, the Anambra state chapter of APC has set up a disciplinary committee to unravel the level of involvement of Ngige and Managing Director of the Nigeria Inland Waterways Agency (NIWA), George Moghalu, in the crisis that led to the purported suspension of the Ejidike.
He expressed disappointment with Ngige and Moghalu, among others, for their role in the crisis in the party.
Andy Uba sends strong warning to APGA camp, tells them what to do
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Andy Uba, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the November 6, Anambra governorship election has cautioned against being demonised by his opponent, the All Progressive Grand Alliance party.
It was reported that a statement released by Afam Ogene, the director of media and publicity for Andy Uba's campaign organisation called on APGA to prepare for legal action.
Uba had challenged the result of the election shortly after the APGA candidate Chukwuma Soludo, was declared winner of the Anambra poll.
The weighty allegation against Anambra's governor-elect
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Soludo has been recently accused of submitting false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Two individuals - Adindu Valentine and Egwudike Chukwuebuka - in a fresh suit prayed the Federal High Court in Abuja to disqualify Soludo on the grounds of the alleged false information.
The court has fixed Tuesday, November 30, to deliver judgement after hearing from the parties involved.