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Editorial News of Monday, 22 November 2021

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Anambra Election: Don’t challenge Soludo’s victory in court - Andy Uba's kinsmen warn

Andy Uba, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Anambra State Andy Uba, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Anambra State

Kinsmen of Andy Uba, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Anambra State in the recently held November 6 election has cautioned the politicians against taking the governor-elect, Prof Chukwuman Soludo to court of the defeat.

Under the aegis of Nzukora Old Aguata Union, they opined that the governor-elect should not be distracted from carrying out his task as governor since both men are from the Aguata local government area of the state.

Uba had said, “Now that INEC has declared the result and announced the APGA candidate, Professor Charles Chukwuma as winner, I urge that we remain law-abiding. Having met with my team, party hierarchy, etc and analysed data from our field officers, we can boldly state that preliminary check shows that we have grounds to challenge INEC’s declaration at the tribunal in line with the electoral process.”

However, reacting in a statement on Sunday, November 21, the leader of Uba’s kinsmen, Peter Okala urged the APC candidate to perish the litigation idea or face consequences from them.

He said, “We, the 45 communities of the Old Aguata Union, do hereby call on all the losers to show a spirit of sportsmanship as we are disposed to taking all necessary steps, both legal, spiritual and otherwise to discourage all manner of distraction because our expectation is high.”

He urged the monarchs in the area to use their good offices to prevail on the losers to sheathe the swords about the election.

While commending INEC for proving to be truly independent, Olala hailed security agents for their resilience and doggedness throughout the period of the election, reports The Punch.

He added, “Our commendation also goes to IPOB for cancellation of the sit-at-home order that gave Ndi Anambra the confidence to come out to participate in the lawful duty.”

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