Senator Victor Umeh has dismissed threats by Senator Andy Uba, the APC candidate in the Anambra governorship election to seek judicial redress, saying he has no mandate to challenge and that Anambra is not Imo State where a fourth-placed candidate became governor.
Victor Umeh, former National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) spoke while reacting to the threat of Senator Andy Uba, to challenge APGA’s victory.
Recall that Andy 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 were ready to meet Uba in court as Anambra was not Imo state.
He urged the people, especially APGA supporters not to lose sleep over Uba’s threat.
Speaking in 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 areas 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 challenge any case. 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 to the Supreme Court, which annulled PDP’s victory and declared the fourth placed APC winner of the election.