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In another few hours from now, the much anticipated Anambra State Governorship election will be over. The election which was originally scheduled for Saturday had to be extended to Sunday because of widespread complaints about malfunctioning voter card readers.
So far, no less than seven Local Government Councils have been declared and according to a Daily Trust report, the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance Chukwuma Soludo has opened up a strong lead.
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Several analysts have even said that Soludo may win most of the other Local Governments yet to be called. But even before voting is concluded, reports are making the rounds that Governor of Imo State and Chairman of the Andy Uba Election Campaign, Hope Uzodimma has vowed that APC will challenge the election to the Supreme Court if need be. Did the Imo State Governor say that?
This article will attempt to provide answers.
Did Uzodimma say that APC will challenge the Anambra election result to the Supreme Court?
The news about Uzodimma promising that APC will challenge the outcome of the Anambra election was first spotted on a couple of websites and it is already spreading wide even on social media, which means it can reach millions of readers in a few hours.
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Also, it has generated a lot of comments on Facebook with many people accusing the APC and Uzodimma of being bad losers.
But a quick check on google search reveals that no credible medium has carried the report. That means the Governor couldn’t have said that. Another red flag is that the report did not state where and when the Governor made the comment.
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Another indication that this could be fake news is that Uzodimma is not a party to the Anambra State Governorship election so he could not have said that the outcome of the election will be challenged in court. As far as Nigerian law is concerned, he is an outsider and a mere observer. Only Andy Uba and the APC are recognized by law as parties to the election, and they are the only ones that can decide to challenge the result of the election in the court.
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More so, Uzodimma is already carrying the burden of the Supreme Court judgement that helped him become Governor of Imo State, which he is trying hard to shake off, so he will probably be wary of making such comment because it could make matters worse for him in terms of public image.
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