The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), for Anambra central senatorial zone in the last general election, Senator Victor Umeh, has accepted the verdict of the Appeal Court, which upheld the victory of his opponent, Senator Ekwunife of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The Appeal Court had affirmed on Friday that Ekwunife actually won Umeh in the election.
Reacting to the judgment, Umeh said, “Today, the Court Of Appeal, Enugu Division delivered Judgment in my Appeal filed in respect of the Anambra Central Senatorial District Election conducted on 23rd day of February, 2019.
“The Justices of the Court in a unanimous Judgment dismissed my Appeal.
“Being the Final Court vested with Authority by our Constitution over National Assembly Election Matters, I hereby accept the Judgment as there can be no further Appeal allowed by Law on the Matter!
“This, therefore, brings to a close all the issues and controversies surrounding the said election.”
Speaking further, Umeh said, “I am deeply satisfied that for the seventeen months that I represented my Senatorial District in the National Assembly, I was able to accomplish a lot for them in all areas.
“I was able to demonstrate what a honest representation can do for the people. I attracted and ensured that 40 Constituency Projects were executed in the District for the year 2018. I also attracted 28 Projects for the year 2019. I wished that I have more time to do much more!
“I wish to first of all, most gratefully thank the Almighty God for his grace upon me and my family and for keeping us safe all through this Period.
“I want to, on behalf of myself and my Wife, deeply appreciate and thank the Voters in Anambra Central Senatorial District who cast their Votes for me on the day of the Election.
“Despite the enormous odds on our way, 81,429 Votes were recorded for me! This is a very huge Number that cannot be wished away by anybody!
“To the members of my Campaign Organization and my indefatigable Media Team, I cannot find the suitable words to express my gratitude and that of my wife! You are simply the best gifts God can bless anybody with in a Struggle like this. You were tenacious, resilient and indomitable! May the Almighty God bless you all for us!”