Former National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Senator Victor Umeh, says Anambra State is not Imo.
Umeh said this while reacting to the threat of Senator Andy Uba, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in last week’s election, to challenge APGA’s victory.
Uba had alleged that APGA did not win the election, citing alleged irregularities.
He had vowed to slug it out with Professor Chukwuma Soludo, winner of the election, while accusing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of conniving with APGA.
But in his response, Umeh said APGA’s lawyers are ready to meet Uba in court.
He urged the people, especially APGA supporters not to loose sleep over Uba’s threat.
Speaking at his country home in Aguluzigbo, Anocha Local Government Area of Anambra, Umeh said the party’s lawyers are fully prepared for the challenge, any time Uba is ready.
He said Uba has no mandate to reclaim because the people of Anambra voted for APGA.
“The election which took place in all the 21 local government area in the state and he didn’t win any Council area, so what is he going to Court for?”
“The out come of the election, was a true reflection of what Anambra people want. Anambra people didn’t give Andy Uba any mandate. They wanted Soludo, and they voted for him massively.
“We are use to such cases. I have been in Politics for more than 20-years now, so, APGA is not afraid of going to Court with Andy Uba. Nothing will make Anambra people to vote for a party that has nothing to offer.
“Nigeria Judiciary is not an undertaker. Please tell him, we are waiting for him in the Court. Anambra is not Imo State, where a fourth candidate in election suddenly became a governor”, Umeh stated.
In Imo, INEC had declared Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the election.
But Hope Uzodinma of APC, who was declared fourth in the election, challenged Ihedioha’s victory up till the Supreme Court, which annulled PDP’s victory and declared APC winner of the election.