The All Progressives Congress in Anambra State has said that it will pursue the governorship elections at the tribunal because it has enough evidence that the elections were manipulated.
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.
Onyi said the APC candidate approached the tribunal in line with Electoral Act and constitution.
Onyia stated that Uba had a strong case at the tribunal because his votes at some places like Abatete and Oba in Idemili North were not recorded.
He commended the tribunal’s ruling granting the inspection of the Certified True Copy of the materials used in the election.
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.”