The governorship candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the Labour Party (LP), and the All Progressives’ Congress (APC), in the November 16 Anambra State Gubernatorial election, Comrade Tony Nwoye, Ifeanyi Ubah and Dr. Chris Ngige respectively, have unanimously decided to shun the proposed supplementary election as announced by INEC.
Speaking to newsmen on behalf of the trio, the candidate of the All Progressives’ Congress, Dr Chris Ngige said they refused to be used as “guinea pigs” to validate the widely condemned election.
“The INEC administrative inquiry is of no value and therefore, we will not participate in the supplementary election.
“The election has no result sheet. All we are saying is that the electoral officer of Idemili North, Chukwujekwu Okeke did not act alone. He is part of a syndicate that rigged the election.
“We would want to reassure Anambra people that we are here to fight for them. What happened in Anambra State was not proper. If those who rigged the election are allowed to escape, then the annulment of my election in 2006 was not proper. They said that my election was tainted, hence it was annulled. I have repented.
“We have rejected the November 30 supplementary election,” Dr. Ngige said.
The trio complained bitterly about the unprofessional presentation of the register. They added that students from UNIZIK were used as Presiding Officers.
“We have evidence that UNIZIK students were used as presiding officers.”
In addition, the Labour Party’s candidate, Dr. Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah added: “I will not be part of the November 30 supplementary election.”
The People’s Democratic Party’s candidate, Comrade Tony Nwoye also stated that he would not participate in the election.
“My participation is to give credibility to the charade called November 30 supplementary election,” Mr. Nwoye said.