Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has advised all the candidates in the concluded Anambra State Governorship election to accept the outcome of the polls.
Ohanaeze said the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Senator Andy Uba should emulate his Edo State counterpart, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu by not challenging the outcome of the polls in court.
He said “on no account should it be challenged in the tribunal as there was no evidence of widespread electoral fraud and malpractice.
“This is the verdict of the people and Ndigbo congratulate Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo for the resounding success and victory in this election.
“We commend INEC for conducting free, fair and credible election in Anambra.
“We warn against utilizing the Supreme Court to swap the people’s mandate given to Soludo by Anambra people”.
The Igbo group, however, noted that “the disgraceful defeat of APC in the Anambra election was based on the wrongful choice of Governor Uzodinma as coordinator of the APC National Council for Andy Uba’s campaign, and the incarceration of the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the Federal Government.
“The APC National leadership should know that Governor Uzodinma had led APC to disgraceful defeats twice in two governorship elections, earlier in Edo State and now in Anambra.