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Battle for my mandate not over, says Andy Uba

By Enyim Enyim

ONITSHA—The Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the 2007 governorship election in Anambra State, Dr Andy Uba, who recently lost his case at the Court of Appeal, Enugu , where he had sought to be declared Governor-in- waiting to take over from Governor Peter Obi on March 17, 2010, has said that the battle for his mandate was not over.

Addressing his supporters at Amansea, the border town between Anambra and Enugu states,  who came out in their thousands to receive him, Uba said he would not rest until his mandate was restored, irrespective of the Court of Appeal’s verdict against him.

“You can not do anything without God and once the Almighty God is with you, there is nothing anybody can do to bring you down. This fight is not only for the people of Anambra State, but for Nigerians in general. I beseech you to continue to work hard and pray without ceasing and I believe God will answer our prayers. The road is rough but we shall get there and we shall win.”

Uba, who was in the state to receive a Doctorate Degree on Public Administration from  Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, urged his supporters to be steadfast, saying that God had brought them out for a purpose to develop the state, which no human being could derail.

“I have come here to thank you for your support in this trying period and  I want to advise you not to lose hope but to be steadfast because God will lead us to where we are going to. It is God that anoints a leader and not a human being.”

Former chairman of the PDP, Rev. Canon Chris Orajekwe called on members to go to their various wards and start mobilising the people for the 2010 governorship race.


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