Former National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, has maintained he won the March 28, 2015 Anambra Central Senatorial poll, noting that the then candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which was the ruling party at the centre, Mrs. Uche Ekwunife, only used security agents to rig the election.
Umeh made the assertion while responding to Ekwunife’s statement that he cannot win any election in Anambra State.
Ekwunife while speaking with journalists after last Friday’s Supreme Court judgement that dashed her hope of returning to the Senate and brightened Umeh’s chances of going to the Red Chamber, said the APGA candidate would never be a Senator. Expressing displeasure over the ruling of the Apex Court, she alleged that Umeh only won because he has spent all his life in courts and has come to know all the judges.
But in his reaction Umeh said: “Well, she is my younger sister. And I can’t join issues with somebody who has lost. You can say that she is frustrated and angry. But I will use this opportunity to plead with her to exercise restraint. She doesn’t need to speak recklessly because she lost an obvious battle. When she went to the House of Representatives, I was the one that helped her to get there through APGA. I was a good man then. And now that she has tried to bite the finger that fed her and she got burnt, what do you expect me to tell her? She should respect the constitution. And the Justices have told her that National Assembly election matters end in the Court of Appeal.”