A governorship aspirant in the recently held Anambra election, Andy Uba has thanked the electorate for coming out to exercise their franchise.
In a statement he personally signed on Wednesday morning, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate thanked God for keeping all alive despite previous incidents that had happened in the state.
“My simple duty here is to show appreciation to all those that supported my aspirations in one way or the other. Many persons made sacrifices, individually and collectively, to support our aspiration and I thank them all immensely.
“To our great Party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, thank You for allowing me to fly the flag of this great party, as its gubernatorial candidate for the Anambra State 2021 governorship election.
“Many people worked tirelessly to ensure the success of our campaign, with several donating their money, their time, family time, energy, and other materials to support us; I am grateful to you all. Your commitment remains unmatched and I will always be grateful.
“The main heroes of this election are those that voted for us in anticipation of the enthronement of a government that will be responsible and responsive to the affairs of our dear state. You trooped out to cast a vote in support of a vision of Setting New Agenda for the state on which our campaign was anchored. I salute your doggedness.”
While noting that the election campaign offered him another wonderful opportunity to feel, first hand, the realities of everyday challenges which confront the people, Uba cited an example of a certain Mrs Nweke, an aged woman who came to him at Ebenebe while I was on the campaign grounds and said to me: ‘Nwam iwinie biko chete ruolu anyi Uzo batara Ebenebe na Oba’( my son, if you win, remember to construct Ebenebe to Oba Ofemili road).
” Mama, your request was one of the things which propelled our quest to govern Anambra. Throughout our campaign, we met our citizens who expressed the hope that we win and set a new development agenda for the state. I appreciate you all.
“Our campaign has been about how to use the instrumentality of government to solve problems facing our people.”
Uba who noted that pointing accusing fingers to some people over the outcome of the poll is not the solution said the urgent need is to focus on the goals of a better Anambra State.
“At times like this, there is always the tendency to resort to finger-pointing and self-blame regarding who did what or who did not do to ensure a successful outcome for our gubernatorial quest, but I’d like to say here and now that, that should not be the topic. There is, perhaps, the more urgent need to focus on the goals of a better Anambra, which was the basis of this aspiration in the first place.
“To young people that volunteered to support my aspiration, I appreciate you all. It was to be the government that ought to have provided answers to the needs of our youth population. ”
He also revealed that there are grounds to contest the outcome of the poll he didn’t win a single local government out of the 21.
“Now that INEC has declared the result and announced the APGA candidate, Professor Charles Chukwuma as winner, I urge that we remain law-abiding. Having met with my team, party hierarchy, etc and analyse data from our field officers, we can boldly state that preliminary check shows that we have grounds to challenge INEC declaration at the tribunal in line with the electoral process.Chukwugozie Anambra.”
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