Anambra Governorship primary: Andy Uba Denies attempts to influence panel
Senator Andy Uba has denied the report by an online publication linking him to an alleged attempt to pressure the All Progressives Congress, (APC) National Working Committee to upturn the Anambra gubernatorial primary election.
His media aide Dr O Okeke , in a press release said that Uba has always been driven by an honest desire to serve and to impact positively on the lives of the people.
According to him ,attempting to spread fallacious and misinformation in order to demean Andy Uba and other well respected members of the party should at all times be discouraged.
He stated that, “some people are well known for perfecting the art of blackmail. These same individuals spreading falsehood about Andy Uba compromising highly respected members of the party, Senator Lawal Shuaibu and Mr Hassan whose reputations have been impeccable, can only come from deranged and desperate standpoint.
“These are people who, after having manipulated the election are desperate to hang on to a supposed victory that they got fraudulently.
“It’s high time that people’s reputations were not sacrificed just for the simple reason of desperation to see that the end justified the means.”
“ As a law abiding party man, after the primaries, he decided to explore the mechanism as set up by the party to address grievances and hence his petition to the Appeal Committee.
“It is the norm in every democratic society that anyone who feels cheated in an electoral contest should seek redress in a tribunal or court of competent jurisdiction. This is exactly what Andy Uba has done in this case.
“He has refused to get down to the level of people whose stock in trade is to blackmail others. He chose to tow the path of a high moral ground.” The statement further added.