Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Anambra Central Senatorial rerun: Umeh appeals for calm

 

Nnewi—Former National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, and the party’s candidate for the Anambra Central senatorial rerun election, Chief Victor Umeh has told the people of the senatorial district and the entire state and South East, to be patient with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the judiciary over the conduct of the rerun election.

Speaking with newsmen, Chief Umeh said: “One thing I will tell you is that the judicial process is usually slow in Nigeria, but there is no substitute to doing what the law says. “We must follow the rule of law in this country and that was why in the first place, Mr. Peter Obi who is putting the stumbling block to the conduct of the election was in the tribunal for nearly three years trying to retrieve the governorship mandate given to him in 2013.

 “It is, however, painful that our people of Anambra Central senatorial district are losing representation and this was caused by an intruder that was not part of the election. “What the intruder in the process wants to achieve is purely to frustrate and spoil the election because it is a known fact that Chief Victor Umeh will emerge senator, but I will tell you people that what God has said will happen, no matter how anybody tries to delay it.

God has decided through his own action that Anambra Central senatorial district must have a senator who will be their choice, and I do not need to start telling you who their choice is. Just by looking at people behind me, it is saying, I am the choice. “As painful as it is, let our people be patient. Very soon, the clog in the wheel of our progress will be removed and the election will be conducted, but one assurance I am giving you people is that the senate is for four years and I have what I want to do in the senate in my head and in my palms and I will also have ample time to actualise it,” he said.

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