Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, who was the candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), in the just concluded Anambra governorship election, has conceded defeat to his All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) rival, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo on his recent victory.
Ubah congratulated Soludo in a press statement he personally signed on Wednesday.
He said, “I have just called the newly elected Governor of our dear State; Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo to congratulate him on his victory at the just-concluded November 6, 2021, Anambra Governorship poll.
“To everything, there is a season, so the Holy Bible says. It is with a heart full of gratitude and submission to the will of God that I address you all today, having enjoyed the unique privilege of earning your support to seek the governorship office of our dear State Anambra.
“The past months have been defining for us in several respects. In the build-up to this election, we were bound together by the will and shared vision that now is the time for our state to chart a new course, to make life better and more meaningful for our people. We unveiled a strategic agenda for a new, better and prosperous Anambra.”
He said after watching the fortunes of Anambra State dwindle for years, he embarked on the journey to translate to reality, the dreams of a better future and shared prosperity for the people of Anambra State, adding that he gave his very best, for conscience and for posterity.
He said the outcome of the election was not what he wanted and worked so hard for, adding that people have expressed mixed feelings and reactions about the anomalies witnessed across numerous polling units.
“However, the collective interest of the state must be our paramount focus. Not minding the outcome of the elections, I feel pride and gratitude for this formidable campaign that we waged irrespective of the pervasive security crisis that did not allow us to maximize our full campaign potentials in the nooks and crannies of the State.
“As a Democrat and law-abiding citizen, I wholeheartedly accept the outcome of the election and would like to use this medium to congratulate Prof. Charles Soludo on his victory. It is imperative to state that I do not intend to challenge the electoral results as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) through any court or judicial process,” he said.
He urged his fellow contestants to toe the same line in the interest of the state.