The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, Senator Andy Uba has called on his opponent, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA to quit condemning his decision to use civil means to challenge the outcome, but rather prepare to meet him in court.
Uba who spoke through the director of media and publicity of his campaign organisation, Hon. Afam Ogene, said that with the elections over, APC has started the process of interrogating the sanctity of its outcome.
He wondered why several days after the polls, his opponents, especially members of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, still find it fashionable to conjure all manner of falsehood in his name.
The press statement read in part, “The elections have come and gone and we are in the process of interrogating the sanctity of its outcome. But instead of gearing up for the expected judicial battle ahead, APGA as a party and its leaders are busy trolling my person, in the mistaken believe that their underhand tactics would make me back out of my chosen course of action.
“I have only decided to take a civilised course of action, which is a recourse to the judiciary in the face of daunting illegalities that trailed the conduct of the elections. How this is so discomfitting to some, leading to the sponsorship of several false stories about my person, beats the imagination of all reasonable members of society.”
Ogene said that APGA-led government has been spending a lot from Anambra coffers to jump from one media house to another in defence of a mandate they knew they never won.
He added, “While leading members of APGA and their supporters gallivant from one television station to another spending resources belonging to our state in undisguised attempts at demonizing Senator Uba, the propaganda wing of the party does the same by busying itself churning out one badly cooked story after another.
“In one of such fairy tales, a nondescript online rendezvous claimed that Senator Uba was lamenting that Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state was no longer picking his calls. Nothing else could be farther than the truth, as it is public knowledge that as Chairman of the APC National Campaign Council, Senator Uba owes the Imo State Governor a huge debt of gratitude for his financial and leadership roles in the electioneering process.