Akachukwu Sullivan Nwankpo, the candidate of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, in the just concluded Anambra governorship has queried the refusal of the Alll Progressives Congress candidate, Sen. Andy Uba, to congratulate the winner, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
It is recalled Senator Andy Uba had rejected the outcome of the polls and refused to congratulates Soludo while other candidates who lost in the election including Nwankpo had sent congratulatory messages to the winner.
According to Uba, the elections were marred by widespread irregularities, alleging intimidation and voter suppression which he said cleared the path for the victory of APGA in the polls.
He had vowed to pursue his “stolen mandate” to the limits allowed by the law of the land.
However, reacting, Nwankpo, through his Director General, Media, Dr Harris Chuma had called on the opposition elements not to initiate anthing capable of subverting the will of the majority of the people.
In his goodwill message, he stated that it’s only God who decides leaders, adding any attempts geared towards instigating people to reject the INEC results will be testing the resolve of the good people of Anambra state.
He, however, called on disgruntled persons to jettison and throw into the dustbin of history, the idea of challenging the hugely successful Anambra governorship election, asking Andy Uba, why? apparently referring to his refusal to congratulate the winner.
Nwankpo maintained that no one can change the will of ndi Anambra. He enjoined Senator Andy Uba, others to call and congratulate Prof Soludo, and join hands in making Anambra greater.