Uba’s Threat to Challenge Soludo’s Victory, Disrespectful to Buhari – APGA


The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) says the threat by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Andy Uba to go to court against the Anambra governorship election victory of Prof. Chukwuma Soludo shows disrespect to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Uba had a day after the declaration of Soludo as the winner of the election told his supporters to be calm, stating that having studied the election, he was confident he could recover what he called his stolen mandate through the court.


But the APGA reacting through the Director of Media and Publicity of the party’s campaign council and Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba said Uba had no mandate to recover.


Adinuba said Uba who came a distant third was not even the candidate of the party as he was an imposition, adding that after President Buhari had congratulated Soludo, it amounts to disrespect for him to still be talking about going to court.


A press release by Adinuba which was made available to THISDAY in Awka read: “The Anambra people are satisfied that the party which took second in the election has congratulated the winner, just as the APC which came third.


“President Buhari says he is looking forward to working closely with Professor Soludo, a former Central Bank governor and a member of Buhari’s Committee of Economic Advisers, for the development of not just Anambra State but the Southeast.


“It is, indeed, a mark of gross indiscipline that after President Buhari, the APC leader, has congratulated Professor Soludo on his massive victory in 19 out of the 21 local government areas in Anambra State, Uba, who could not win in even one local government, is threatening the Anambra people with fire and brimstone as well as the so-called Imo Formula which, in his fanciful world, could make a person who took a very pathetic third position occupy Anambra Government House.”


Adinuba urged Anambra people and all Nigerians to disregard the threat from Uba and his supporters, saying all local and international observers have confirmed that the November 6 election was free, fair and transparent.


“Local and international journalists who covered the historic election are of the same view. The massive rejoicing in Anambra State and beyond over the outcome shows the profound legitimacy of INEC’s declaration of Professor Soludo as the winner of the November 6 vote. It is time to ignore Uba, a bad loser who was never the APC candidate in the first place,” he said.


Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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