Why I won’t withdraw petition against Soludo –Andy Uba

The All Progressives Congress candidate in Anambra State governorship elections says he will pursue the poll result at the tribunal because it has enough evidence that the elections were manipulated.

NEWSCASTARS.COM learnt that he said this while speaking with Saturday PUNCH, the Deputy Director, Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organization, Mr Ikechukwu Onyia, said Uba believed that the declaration of the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Prof. Charles Soludo as the winner of that election was faulty.

He said, “It is pertinent to emphasise for the umpteenth time that Senator Uba’s determination to diligently pursue his petition is propelled by his genuine desire to use the instrumentality of government to set new development agenda for the state and prove that Anambra can be better than what it currently is under APGA’s 16 years watch.

“We hope to prove our petition before the court. We have enough evidence to prove that INEC declared Soludo the governor elect in error or deliberate attempt to deceive the general public.

“Therefore, in line with his earlier stand that there are valid grounds to challenge the results declared by INEC, Uba will go on with his petition at the tribunal challenging INEC’s declaration of Soludo as the governor-elect.

“Like some people are saying, ‘Anambra is not Imo’ because of the Supreme Court intervention, but they have forgotten that before Imo, court had removed two governors and APGA benefitted.

“Court removed Ngige and APGA benefited, court removed Uba, 17 days of being sworn in, not because Uba’s election was fraudulent, but because court said Peter Obi’s tenure has not elapsed; again, APGA benefited. So, before Imo, APGA had benefited in the removal of two governors in Anambra.

“The victims of the judgments did not kill themselves. So, if after judicial interrogation and they found out that Uba’s petition has merit, they should declare him and give him judgment, APGA will tow the same line Uba and Ngige did when they lost.”

 

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