The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded Anambra Governorship poll, Senator Andy Uba, has vowed to recover what he described as the mandate given to him by the people of the state.
He stated this in a meeting with the stakeholders of the party in Awka, the Anambra State capital, on Saturday.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Prof Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance the winner of the November 6 governorship election in the state.
Soludo polled 112,229 votes to defeat his closest contender in the poll, Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, who scored 53,807 to emerge second. Uba of the APC polled 43,285 votes to emerge third.
During the Saturday meeting, Uba urged his supporters not to lose hope but believe that his mandate would be recovered, alleging there was wide spread manipulation of the poll.
He said, “We will do everything possible to recover the mandate. Don’t lose hope; don’t weep. The election was grossly manipulated and it obvious to everybody.”