No Amount of Blackmail can Stop me from Going to Court – Andy Uba
POLITICS DIGEST- The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the last Anambra state governorship election, Senator Andy Uba, has warned his opponents to stop blackmailing him over his plan to challenge the outcome of the election in court.
Uba said he decided to choose a civil means to recover his mandate rather than encouraging a breakdown of law and order.
“We wondered why several days after the polls, Uba’s opponents, especially members of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, still find it fashionable to conjure all manner of falsehood in his name.
“The election has 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 belief 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 discomfiting to some, leading to the sponsorship of several false stories about my person, beats the imagination of all reasonable members of society,” a statement by Uba’s campaign spokesmen, Afam Ogene, read in part.
Ogene accused the ruling APGA of wasting tax payers’ funds on media houses in a bid to promote what he called a stolen mandate.