Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has advised all the candidates in the concluded Anambra Province Governorship election to have the outcome of the polls.
DAILY POST had reported that Prof. Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, was declared winner of the election after the supplementary election was conducted in Ihiala Local Authorities Area on Tuesday.h
In a statement made available to DAILY POST quarta-feira morning time by the Secretarial assistant-Full general of the Chidi Ibeh-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, he urged all the candidates to honor the verdict of the people.
Ohanaeze said the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Senator Andy Uba should emulate his Edo Province counterpart, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu by not challenging the outcome of the polls in tribunal.
He said “on no account should it be challenged in the tribunal as there was no evidence of widespread electoral fraud and malpractice.
“This is the verdict of the people and Ndigbo congratulate Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo for the resounding success and victory in this election.
“We commend INEC for conducting liberate, fair and credible election in Anambra.
“We warn against utilizing the Supreme Tribunal to swap the people’s mandate given to Soludo by Anambra people”.
Ohanaeze commended President Muhammadu Buhari for “allowing the INEC to be genuinely independent and carrying out her constitutional duties, without influence or manipulation in favor of APC which came third in the competition.”
The Igbo grouping, notwithstanding, famous that “the disgraceful defeat of APC in the Anambra election was based on the wrongful selection of Governor Uzodinma as coordinator of the APC National Council for Andy Uba’s movement, and the incarceration of the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the Federal Authorities.
“The APC National leadership should know that Governor Uzodinma had led APC to disgraceful defeats twice in 2 governorship elections, before in Edo Province and at present in Anambra.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo compliments the unusual courage of Ndi-Anambra to sustain the visions of the legendary icon, Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu, knowing that the only way to immortalize him was to ensure that APGA remains the Igbo identity.
“Governor Willie Obiano’s immediate payment of Anambra workers’ salaries and welfare benefits is a great model for other states to cover and have been the secret of the electoral success and victory in the Nov 6 governorship elections.”
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