The candidate of the Young Progressive Party in the just concluded Anambra Governorship Election, Ifeanyi Ubah, has advised the winner, Charles Soludo, to conduct local government elections in the state.
Ubah, who came a distance fourth in the polls, urged the governor-elect to grant full financial autonomy to LGAs “in order for them to bring dividends of democracy to the grassroots,”
The lawmaker urged Soludo to promote industrialisation and work in harmony with members of the National Assembly in the state.
He stated this in a statement titled, ‘Senator Ifeanyi Ubah Congratulates Prof. Charles Soludo On His Electoral Victory.’
Recall that the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chukwuma Soludo, was declared the winner of the election by INEC on Wednesday morning.
Soludo, 61, polled 112,229 votes beating Ozigbo, who polled 53,807 votes, and Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress who got 43,285 votes. While Ifeanyi Ubah came fourth with 21,261 votes.
Reacting, Ifeanyi Ubah stated that he won’t challenge the result of the election in any court or tribunal.
He disclosed that he has phoned the candidate of APGA to congratulate him on his declaration as the winner by INEC.
Ifeanyi Ubah said: “I have just called the newly elected Governor of our dear State; Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo to congratulate him on his victory at the just-concluded November 6, 2021 Anambra Governorship poll.
“To everything there is a season, so the Holy Bible says. It is with a heart full of gratitude and submission to the will of God that I address you all today having enjoyed the unique privilege of earning your support to seek the Governorship office of our dear State Anambra.”
“This is not the outcome that we wanted and worked so hard for. Although some people have expressed mixed feelings and reactions about the anomalies witnessed across numerous polling units,” he continued
“However, the collective interest of the state must be our paramount focus. Not minding the outcome of the elections, I feel pride and gratitude for this formidable campaign that we waged irrespective of the pervasive security crisis that did not allow us to maximize our full campaign potentials in the nooks and crannies of the State.
“As a Democrat and law-abiding citizen, I wholeheartedly accept outcome of the election and would like to use this medium to congratulate Prof. Charles Soludo on his victory. It is imperative to state that I do not intend to challenge the electoral results as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission through any court or judicial process.”