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Anambra democracy: Don't go to court, ex-Guber aspirant urges Uba

Supreme Desk
17 Nov 2021 2:48 PM GMT
Anambra democracy: Dont go to court, ex-Guber aspirant urges Uba
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He described Soludo’s victory as “profound and widely accepted by Anambra people and lovers of democracy”.

Chief Rommy Okoli, a former Anambra governorship aspirant, has advised Sen. Andy Uba to accept the result of the just-concluded governorship poll. Okoli, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, gave the advice in an interview with newsmen in Awka on Wednesday. He described Soludo's victory as "profound and widely accepted by Anambra people and lovers of democracy".


He, therefore, urged Uba, the All Progressives Congress' flag bearer, who came third in the election, to drop his plans to contest the outcome in court. He said he is certain that Uba will not achieve anything by embarking on litigations against Soludo, who won the election. Doing that would instead make people hate him more. He added that Anambra people have spoken in unison, he congratulated the winner and call for restitution, reconciliation, reconstruction and rebuilding of Anambra that everyone would be proud of.


Okoli urged other contestants in the poll to support Soludo in the interest of peace and progress of Anambra. According to him, there is so much work to do, hence the governor would not need distractions. He said dragging the governor-elect to court by anyone will be counter-productive and indeed a distraction. He said although the Bimodal Voter Authentication System technology adopted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the poll hampered the process, iit had a universal effect on all the candidates.


He said it is true that INEC performed below expectation but their inefficiency affected all the candidates, Soludo was not responsible for the challenges. The election has come and gone and a winner emerged. It is now incumbent on all the good people of Anambra and friends of the state to rally round the governor-elect. Supreme recalls that Okoli, whose aspiration ended at the APGA screening stage, later endorsed Mr Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, ahead of the election.

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