As the political tussle in the just concluded Anambra State governorship election deepens, the Movement of the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has called on the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Andy Uba, who lost in the election to accept the outcome and support the winner for the greater interest of the people.
The pro-Biafra group made the call in a statement titled, ‘Don’t heat up Anambra State now, MASSOB tells election losers,’ and issued by its National Director of Information, Edeson Samuel.
Daily Independent had reported that Andy Uba had rejected the election result that produced the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof. Charles Soludo, as the Governor-elect of Anambra State.
Approaching the court for litigation, Uba vowed to upturn the declaration of Soludo as the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Reacting to the development, MASSPB warned Uba and those considering litigation to think twice, noting that their lawyers would always give them hope of winning through court not because of material evidence but because of their personal interest.
The statement read, “MASSOB commends the people and other residents of Anambra State for adhering to its directives that the election will hold without danger, and defiled all threats by coming out to vote.
“MASSOB wishes to thank all our members in Anambra State who participated in the election.
“We also commend the Independent National Electoral Commission for heeding our encouragement and directives in conducting the governorship election in Anambra state.”
It added, “MASSOB wishes to advise other contestants that lost in the Anambra State governorship election to think twice before approaching courts.
“They should know that their lawyers will always give them hope of winning through the court because of their personal interest.”