The All Progressives Grand Alliance criticized the All Progressives Congress’ candidate in the November 6 election, Senator Andy Uba, on Sunday, alleging he was deceived by defectors.
Uba should thank “his stars” for even winning his ward in the election, according to APGA.
Chinedu Obigwe, national coordinator of the APGA Media Warriors Forum, revealed this at a news conference in Awka, the capital of Anambra State.
He claimed that Uba’s decision to challenge the election results in court would exacerbate his problems.
Uba had after a stakeholders’ meeting in Awka, on Saturday, said he had discovered that besides having enough grounds to challenge the declaration of Prof Charles Soludo as governor-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission, the entire election was not conducted in substantial compliance with the rules governing the exercise.
He said, “Investigations showed that there are sufficient grounds for me and the party to challenge the declaration of the APGA candidate, Soludo as winner of the election by INEC and that the ideal thing to do in the face of such discovery, is to approach the tribunal for redress.
“We will be heading to court with the discoveries we have, which shows that the declaration of Soludo as the governor-elect is faulty.
“As governor, I was removed after 17 days of being sworn in by the Supreme Court of Nigeria and I did not die. So, the current development won’t hurt me. Power belongs to God and Him alone determines who he will entrust it to. This, I can assure you.”
But APGA at its press conference said, “Ndi Anambra will defend the mandate they gave to Soludo and will not allow Andy Uba to steal their mandate through the court.
“He claimed that the Anambra electorate voted for him and at the same time alleged that the election witnessed widespread manipulation.
“ Uba is the only one that holds this strange opinion about the concluded Anambra poll.”