Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has called on all candidates in the just-concluded Anambra State gubernatorial election not to challenge the results of the election in court, but to accept the outcome of the polls.
A statement made available to reporters, on Wednesday morning, by the Secretary-General of the Chidi Ibeh-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, urged all the candidates to respect the verdict of the people.
The Ohanaeze urged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Andy Uba should emulate his Edo State counterpart, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu by not challenging the outcome of the polls in court.
The statement read in part, “On no account should it be challenged in the tribunal as there was no evidence of widespread electoral fraud and malpractice.
“This is the verdict of the people and Ndigbo congratulate Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo for the resounding success and victory in this election.
“We commend INEC for conducting free, fair and credible election in Anambra.
“We warn against utilizing the Supreme Court to swap the people’s mandate given to Soludo by Anambra people”.
The group, however, lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for allowing the INEC to be truly independent and carrying out her constitutional duties, without influence or manipulation in favor of APC which came third in the contest.