The senator-elect for Anambra Central senatorial district and incumbent member representing Anaocha/Njikoka/Dunukofia federal constituency, Hon. (Mrs) Uche Ekwunife has called on the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate for the same zone Chief Sir Victor Umeh to imbibe the spirit of Sportsmanship by accepting defeat in just concluded National Assembly elections in Anambra.
Hon. Ekwunife who stated this in Awka during a media chat, said she won that election on account of her robust and issue based campaigns as well her past records as a lawmaker.
She noted that while she was busy campaigning vigorously others resorted to campaign of calumny.
Ekwunife assured that she would continue to push for that which would benefit the poor masses while advising the losers to throw-in the towel and support her emergence.
Commenting on issue of PDP being a minority party in National Assembly ,she described her party as sweet minority noting that winning 45 seats was by no way a mean feat.
She insisted that PDP was still a party to reckoned with noting that her party had more spread than any political party in Nigeria.
According to her” I served my people well. I am not surprised that they voted massively for me. You need to see how they used to welcome me everywhere I go. We all met at different functions and each time I am called upon to talk a lot people will be hailing me. In fact, If that election is to be conducted 100 times; I will still win 100 times. I am far better than Umeh.
APGA should stop fielding mediocre as a candidate. As a member of federal house of representatives I offer my people quality representation. They should stop spoiling my name; Victor Umeh and his party (APGA) should leave me alone, ‘ she pleaded.
Reacting to the allegation that she moved around with military men coercing people into voting her party on election day, she described the allegation as false and baseless saying that on that day she spent the whole of 28 March on her ward adding that she made proper use of her agents .
“I am not a military personnel, I don’t have the powers to order them around. The soldiers were busy doing their job. You people should tell Victor Umeh to accept defeat and stop peddling rumours of election rigging . He should be ashamed of himself; after saying he delivered me and two governors, how come he couldn’t deliver himself?. Victor should just go home and rest. Going to court will not do him any good; I wonder the wards results he is going to court with if not the same results I have with me here. There was no way Victor Umeh would’ve won that election because people hated him so much. Even APGA members went against him. They all clamoured for my victory. He stepped on many toes and the people waited for the election to pay him back in his own coin,’ she said.
She however, called on Anambra state government to stop issuing threat messages to the people of the State adding that if such ugly trend remained unchecked it would rob the State of having capable hands as representatives and thereby making the government less accountable to the people. She however called on her party supporters to go all out and express their franchise.
When asked if she intended join All Progressives Congress (APC), she emphatically said she would be sworn -in as PDP senator even as she said, ‘Even though they came to me persuading me to join them I blatantly refuse to join them. I am very much happy with my party, ‘ she concluded.