Andy Uba has stated that he will not recognize the results of the recently ended governorship election in Anambra.
Uba was perplexed as to why, after garnering over 200,000 votes in his party’s primary in the state, he was unable to repeat his success in the governorship race.
Senator Andy Uba, the All Progressives Congress candidate in the recently concluded Anambra State Governorship Election, issued a statement on Thursday titled, “Senator Andy Uba Rejects the Outcome of Anambra Governorship Election,” which was signed by Jerry Ugokwe, the spokesman for his campaign organization.
He condemned the results as a “charade” that did not reflect the wishes and ambitions of the people of the state, as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The campaign organisation said, “Our popular candidate, Senator Andy Uba is a victim of widespread electoral fraud and manipulation by INEC in cohorts with the Willie Obiano Regime and the security forces deployed to oversee the Anambra State Governorship Election.
The elections were characterised by widespread irregularities, intimidation and voter suppression in order to clear the path for the inglorious ‘victory’ of APGA in the polls.
“For instance, in polling units where the Biometric Voters’ Accreditation System malfunctioned, INEC went ahead to conduct the elections manually. There were numerous cases where votes announced by INEC exceeded the number of accredited voters in polling units.
“Another clear manifestation of collusion between the Obiano Administration and INEC was the publishing of results on the Social Media handles of APGA even before official announcement by INEC. Yet mysteriously, the votes announced in advance by APGA always corresponded correctly with the official figures released by INEC.
It is inconceivable that our candidate, who polled over 200,000 votes in the APC primary election would be allocated slightly above 43,000 votes by INEC.
“It is surprising that APGA that lost almost 80 per cent of its stalwarts through defection to the APC before the election came out ‘victorious’. A sitting APGA Deputy Governor, seven members of the House of Representatives, 10 members of the Anambra State House of Assembly, the APGA party’s member of Board of Trustees, many serving SA’s, SSA’s, in addition to a serving PDP Senator all defected to the APC very timely before the election, yet APGA emerged ‘victorious’. This is quite ridiculous.”