Sunday, 28 November 2021 03:34

‘Why we ‘warned’ Uba against challenging Soludo’s victory’

Kinsmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the just concluded governorship election in Anambra State, Andy Uba, have advanced reasons they asked him not to challenge the outcome of the election in Court. The kinsmen under the aegis of Nzukora of Old Aguata Union, had cautioned Uba against going to Court to contest the victory of the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Charles Soludo. Uba and Soludo are both from Old Aguata Union.

In a statement by its convener, Peter Okala, the Organization, explained that it discouraged Uba from going to Court against Soludo, to ensure that the turn of Anambra South to govern the State is not truncated as a result of litigation. It vowed to do everything possible, including going spiritual to protect Soludo’s victory. The group however maintained that it did not take the position because it was Chukwuma Soludo, adding that “Andy Uba or any other Son or daughter of Old Aguata Union could enjoy the same privilege if he or she had won convincingly”.

 
According to the statement, “we want to restate the resolve of our Socio Cultural Organization to protect the secured mandate that could slip as a result of litigation, there have been cases that resulted in another inheriting an unmerited office as a result of litigation, it’s the turn of Anambra South but litigation could encourage the transfer of the mandate to the North or Central.

“There are occasions where even a Deputy gets to the office for one reason or the other, we the Nzukora is on it together in the spirit of ‘iheadikanwanne’ (brotherhood) and would not retreat from our resolve until total security of the office for our own is achieved. As an organization, we are ready to go spiritual to protect that office in the eight years of the gentleman agreement that is on going to the State, we also add that it’s not entirely because it was Prof Chukwuma Soludo, Andy Uba or any other Son or daughter of Old Aguata Union could enjoy the same privilege if he or she won convincingly.

“We are proud because Prof Chukwuma Soludo will never embezzle our State fund but set a new standard of transperency and accountability which he demonstrated as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria”.

[Nation]

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