Group urges support for Andy Uba to win Anambra election
Stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Anambra State, under the auspices of ‘APC Media Frontier’, have appealed to aggrieved aspirants in the just concluded governorship primary election to accept Senator Andy Uba as duly elected candidate of the party.
The group also called on other party faithful to rally support for the party’s candidate to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the November 6 election.
Addressing newsmen, on Monday, in Awka, state coordinator of the group, Barr. Ikemba Iyke-Oliobi, stressed the impossibility of the party’s flagbearer to win the election without the maximum support of all and sundry.
He said, “The primary election has come and gone and Senator Andy Uba has already emerged the party’s flag bearer. It is time for all members to accept his candidature and work together for the victory of the party in the governorship election.
“Every stakeholder must embrace the reconciliatory efforts being championed by the party with the aim of focusing on the long-term survival of the party in the state, especially winning the governorship election.
Admitting that the outcome of the exercise did go down well with few of the party aspirants and supporters, with irregularities and none voting in some places, Oliobi maintained that APC must manage the fallout of the election with care, maturity and humility.
He also regretted that the lingering internal controversy was threatening the life and chance of APC in the governorship election.
“It is instructive to note that the deadline by Independent Electoral Commission for the conduct of all governorship primaries in Anambra State has since lapsed by midnight of July 1, 2021, while the date for publishing of candidates of political parties by INEC is on the 16th of July, 2021.
“This, invariably means that the governorship candidate of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) in Anambra State as it stands today, remains Senator Emmanuel Andy Uba, as announced by the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun-led primary election committee,” he stressed.