By Moses Okorie
The All Progressives Congress, APC, said it has continued to wonder how it lost the Zamfara State governorship and legislative elections in 2019 to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, APC.
The APC had won the elections, later, the Supreme Court sacked all their candidates and gave the victories to the PDP saying that the primary elections of APC in the state fail below standard.
APC made their mind known in a congratulatory message on the Supreme Court victory of governor-elect of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, which was made available to newsmen on Tuesday, January 14 by its national publicity secretary, by Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu.
“Even as we are still wondering why we lost elections we clearly won in Zamfara State at the Supreme Court and how the same court ruled our party out of the electoral race in Rivers State, we have never, as a political party, lost faith in the judiciary.”
In the case of Uzodinma’s victory, the party said, “APC is ecstatic over the Supreme Court’s declaration of Senator Hope Uzodinma as the rightful winner of the 2019 Imo state Governorship election.
“We salute Senator Hope Uzodinma, our supporters and members for their temperance displayed in the aftermath of the blatant rigging of the Imo Governorship election.
“We chose to focus on the judicial route to reclaim the Party’s mandate. We are confident that our other stolen electoral mandates will be restored by the courts”, the statement read.
The APC calls on all Imo State APC stakeholders to come together in support of Senator Uzodinma to ensure the success of the Party’s Next Level agenda and to democratically entrench the APC in the state and entire South East.
The apex court on Tuesday annulled the election of Emeka Ihedioha and asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately issue certificate of return to Senator Uzodinma.