The candidate of APC, the All Progressives Congress, in the just-concluded governorship election in Anambra State, Senator Andy Uba, has rejected the Anambra governorship election results.
INEC, the Independent National Electoral Commission, had declared Prof. Charles Soludo of APGA, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, as elected, having polled the highest number of vote in the election. Valentine Ozigbo, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, followed in the second position, while Andy Uba, candidate of APC, the All Progressives Congress, fell to the third position.
Andy Uba has however rejected the outcome of the election, expressing surprise that APGA, All Progressives Grand Alliance, could win the election, even in its depleted and weakened form.
Meanwhile, the leader of Uba’s APC and president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, was among the first persons to congratulate Prof. Charles Soludo for his victory in the poll.
But, Uba in a statement released, said “it is surprising that APGA that lost almost 80% of its stalwarts through defection to the APC before the election came out ‘victorious’.
“The outcome of the election was a charade and did not reflect the wishes of the people of Anambra State”, said Ambassador Jerry Ugokwe, spokesperson of the Senator Andy Uba Campaign Organization.
Part of the statement reads; “Our popular candidate, Senator Andy Uba is a victim of widespread electoral fraud and manipulation by INEC in cohort with the Willie Obiano Regime and the security forces deployed to oversee the Anambra State Governorship Election
“The elections were characterized by widespread irregularities, intimidation and voter suppression in order to clear the path for the inglorious ‘victory’ of APGA in the polls.”
The APC wondered how Andy Uba, who polled over 200,000 votes in its primary election would be allocated slightly above 43,000 votes by INEC.