The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for the cancellation of last Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra State, describing it as a big fraud.
As at the time of their call, results collated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) showed Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, candidate of the ruling party in the state, was All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), winning by a landslide – clearing 18 of the 20 local government areas collated while the APC candidate, Senator Andy Uba, had won none.
APC in a statement on Sunday night by the State Chairman, Chief Basil Ejidike, accused incumbent governor, Chief Willie Obiano, and APGA of manipulating the process.
The statement reads: “What is happening in Anambra is never an election but big time electoral fraud and malpractice. We want the whole world to hear our voice that we will never accept the outcome of the Anambra Gubernatorial election.
“The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the sitting Governor Willie Obiano manipulated the whole electoral system and we’ll stand to resist it.
“Ndi Anambra wants an APC Governor and there’s nothing anyone can do to deny them that opportunity.
We virtually won in all the local government but Willie Obiano and Charles Soludo through instrumentality corrupt minded INEC officers, subverted the whole process in favour of APGA.
“We want INEC to cancel the election and fix a date for a fresh election devoid of manipulations and malpractices.
But if INEC goes ahead to announce the results, we will definitely challenge the election process at the court of law, up-to Supreme Court. Nobody can intimidate us.”