THE candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Anambra State governorship election, Senator Andy Uba, has served notice of his intention to challenge the victory of the winner of the election, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, up to the Supreme Court.
The Independent National Electoral Commission declared Soludo, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, winner of the polls.
In a statement titled, “Senator Andy Uba Rejects the outcome of Anambra Governorship Election,” signed by the Spokesman of his campaign organization, Ambassador Jerry Ugokwe, on Thursday, Uba, described the outcome of the polls as “a charade” which was not reflective of the wishes and aspirations of the people of the state.
The statement read in part, “While we appeal to our supporters to remain peaceful and calm, we will not relent in pursuing our stolen electoral mandate to the limit of the law through all the constitutional means available as the facts on ground did not in any way reflect the outcome of the elections as announced by the obviously compromised INEC.
“Our popular candidate, Senator Andy Uba is a victim of widespread electoral fraud and manipulation by INEC in cohorts with the Willie Obiano regime and the security forces deployed to oversee the Anambra State Governorship Election.
“The elections were characterised by widespread irregularities, intimidation and voter suppression in order to clear the path for the inglorious ‘victory’ of APGA in the polls.
For instance, in polling units where the Biometric Voters’ Accreditation System malfunctioned, INEC went ahead to conduct the elections manually.
There were numerous cases where votes announced by INEC exceeded the number of accredited voters in polling units.
“Another clear manifestation of collusion between the Obiano Administration and INEC was the publishing of results on the Social Media handles of APGA even before official announcement by INEC.”