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Ekwunife urges Umeh to accept defeat at poll

Posted: Apr 14, 2015 at 5:18 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Christian Emeka / Special Correspondent, Awka 


Senator-elect for Anambra Central, Mrs. Uche Ekwunife, has urged her defeated All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) rival in the just concluded election, Chief Victor Umeh, to imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship by accepting defeat in the aftermath of the poll.

Ekwunife, who is the incumbent member representing Anaocha/Njikoka/Dunukofia Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, made the call in Awka during a media chat.

Ekwunife further said she won the election on account of her robust and issue based campaigns as well her past records as a lawmaker, noting that while she was busy campaigning vigorously others resorted to campaign of calumny.

She 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.

Commenting on the issue of PDP being a minority party, she described it as “sweet minority”, noting that winning 45 seats was not a mean feat.

According to Ekwunife, PDP is still a party to reckon with, adding that her party had more spread than any political party in Nigeria.

“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 Hous Of Representatives I offer my people quality representation.

“They should stop spoiling my name; Victor Umeh and his party (APGA) should leave me alone,” Ekwunife 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 on that day she spent the whole of March 28 in 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.