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How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by ijustdey: 4:02pm On Nov 13, 2021
By Emmanuel Aziken

One of the most bombastic questions that arose from the fallouts of the Anambra governorship election was the issue of the whereabouts of the 200,000 All Progressives Congress, APC voters who endorsed Senator Andy Uba as the candidate during the party primaries.

That question that had been sarcastically rehearsed and rephrased by APC critics was itself brought to the fore by Andy Uba in his rejection of the outcome of the election result last Thursday.

The Andy Uba Campaign in articulating its rejection of the election result said:

“It is inconceivable that our candidate, who polled over 200,000 votes in the APC primary election would be allocated a slightly above 43,000 votes by INEC,” the campaign fumed in a statement issued by Ambassador Jerry Ugwoke.

The reaction was shocking to many especially as it was signed by Ambassador Ugwoke, one of the most erudite legislators to have come out of Anambra State.

The rebuttal of the election result inevitably resurrected the questions that smeared what was described as a primary that was not.

Many would remember that the Anambra APC primary turned into an issue when only Andy Uba out of the 12 aspirants who were cleared for the primary accepted the outcome of the primary.

11 other aspirants rejected the outcome of the primary in which Andy Uba coasted home with 230,201 of the 348,490 total votes supposedly cast in that direct primary.

What was outstanding in that primary was that Senator Chris Ngige and the 11 aspirants affirmed that the primary did not hold.

However, the Governor Dapo Abiodun-led panel insisted that it conducted a primary in which Andy Uba dusted every other aspirant with 66% of the votes.

Remarkably, the election turned into a totally different ball game for Senator Uba.

With Governor Abiodun far away in Ogun State and a heavy complement of security men monitoring the newly introduced BVAS machines, almost 200,000 of those who backed Andy Uba in the APC primaries were unable to exercise their franchise.

So, Andy Uba may have had a point in claiming that his support base which helped him to victory in the APC primary was rigged out!

Though Andy Uba lost out in Anambra, many who have followed the trend in APC direct and indirect primaries would not be surprised to report that the support which ‘favoured’ aspirants get in primary elections are often missing in the main election.

In 2019, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu defeated the incumbent governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode in the APC primary by polling 970, 851 votes to the 72,901 credited to Ambode.

However, in the main election, Sanwo-Olu polled only 739,445, about 250,000 votes less than the score he got in the APC primary.

Given the trend towards direct primaries, this is an ugly trend that needs to be checked in order to ensure that our democracy is built up to fully express the wishes of the party grassroots.

Many are indeed shocked that Andy Uba chose to resurrect what should have been buried, but the former political top player chose to bring further scrutiny unto his political past.

Few would dispute the fact that Andy Uba is about or has been one of the most influential political operators in the country. He used his opportunity to make many men and penetrate institutions.

As President Obasanjo’s most trusted ally, he had the unique position of appointing people into positions who till today continue to repay him even if it involves breaching the tenets of democratic culture.

He was reportedly the one who appointed Prof Chukwuma Soludo as governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. There are also many who credit him with the appointment of Prof. Maurice Iwu as chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

In the Senate when many gravitated towards plush committees, Andy Uba got for himself the chairmanship of the Senate Committee on INEC. In the opinion of some, that option was simply to entrench himself in INEC.

However, unfortunately, the structure and systems in INEC that may have been disposed to him could not obfuscate the truth of the newly introduced BVAS machine.

Even more, another lesson from the Anambra election was the demystification of men and women of timber and calibre.

As the Andy Uba Campaign quipped, they had successfully ensured that the majority of powerful politicians in the state were won over to the APC. However, on election day nearly all of them failed to deliver their polling booths to the APC.

With the onset of electronic voting, the influence of such heavyweights that Andy Uba relied on is bound to diminish.

It is unfortunate that despite the men and women that Andy Uba has successfully built that the grassroots turned against him.

The lesson from this is for other politicians to look beyond the big names and do things that would impact on the grassroots where the power base is now gravitating to.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/11/how-andy-ubas-200000-apc-supporters-were-stopped/

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by vanbonattel: 4:04pm On Nov 13, 2021
Summary of the story: Andy Uba scammed Apc grin

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by SmartProf(m): 4:31pm On Nov 13, 2021
vanbonattel:
Summary of the story: Andy Uba scammed Apc grin
The summary is rather that the primary result that produced Andy Uba was a sham and he was a bad product...no matter the advert that was meant to promote his candidacy, Andy Uba still smelt like poo to the electorates.

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by Racoon(m): 4:38pm On Nov 13, 2021
Imagine the hallucination & granduer delusion of this Andy Uba.Votes are not allocated in election but earned via the ballots idiot.

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by Maxymilliano(m): 4:44pm On Nov 13, 2021
200,000 imaginary supporters you mean

The idea behind the bloated figure was to create room for vote manipulation and multiple thumbprinting, thankfully, it was nipped in the bud by newly introduced BVAS.


Osun State is next where the evil party will meet its political doom

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by b3llo(m): 5:17pm On Nov 13, 2021
APC the party of ghost voters

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by ThatFairGuy: 5:49pm On Nov 13, 2021
Maxymilliano:
200,000 imaginary supporters you mean

The idea behind the bloated figure was to create room for vote manipulation and multiple thumbprinting, thankfully, it was nipped in the bud by newly introduced BVAS.


Osun State is next where the evil party will meet its political doom

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by greenie77: 5:54pm On Nov 13, 2021
200,000 ghost supporters. cheesy

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by PrinceOfLagos: 5:58pm On Nov 13, 2021
ThatFairGuy:

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The guy talk true

We go kill APC pataka with BVAS

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by Sonoyom(m): 6:38pm On Nov 13, 2021
Audio 200,000

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by Massiveglory: 6:55pm On Nov 13, 2021
He was reportedly the one who appointed Prof Chukwuma Soludo as governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN

Prof Soludo said Chief Andy Uba had no hands in his appointment. Infact according to Soludo, Andy Uba was a manseur in Aso rock while he was Chief economic adviser to Obasanjo before he became the Cbn governor. Let's not spread unnecessary lies and rumors.

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by bergs2(m): 7:06pm On Nov 13, 2021
vanbonattel:
Summary of the story: Andy Uba scammed Apc grin

No rather APC scammed Andy

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by greatdreamer(m): 7:09pm On Nov 13, 2021
The truth is that President Buhari and Governor Hope Usodima have make Igbo to hate APC and everything that relate to it.

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by gurunlocker: 8:23pm On Nov 13, 2021
grin grin grin grin

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by pretydiva(f): 8:23pm On Nov 13, 2021
Very useless party

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by Guyman02: 8:23pm On Nov 13, 2021
Here is the logo of his 200,000 supporters who voted for him at the APC primary grin

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by Boogyman557: 8:24pm On Nov 13, 2021
Holly Gram cool real matters. WTF MAN
Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by seunolu7: 8:24pm On Nov 13, 2021
Lol. No eboe president 2023
Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by Lovenorth: 8:24pm On Nov 13, 2021
What I believe in any case is that this kangaroo voting by ipob terrorists must be invalidated by the supreme court, and the victory would be given to Andy Uba

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by abobote: 8:24pm On Nov 13, 2021
Imaginery 200,000 supporters you meant. All APC supporters in Anambra are not up 200,000

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by ecolime(m): 8:24pm On Nov 13, 2021
200,000 supporters in Anambra or Kano?

The people have rejected APC. 2023 will be interesting.

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by Baawaa(m): 8:24pm On Nov 13, 2021
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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by EndBuhariNow(m): 8:25pm On Nov 13, 2021
200k electorate voted for him in primary for him to be disgraced in the main event... let him go and rest

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by Emuforlife1: 8:25pm On Nov 13, 2021
Na audio

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by TotoGame(m): 8:25pm On Nov 13, 2021
Sen. Andy Uba should just swallow his pride and concede defeat ....he's a bad market that can never sell

...give Andy Uba APGAs governorship ticket and he will still lose

It's obvious that we Anambrians have rejected him in a very brutal and painful manner

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by InoGetJoy: 8:25pm On Nov 13, 2021
APC has been rejected in the East. Check out Imo State where an APC governor was imposed on us, they've turned the state to something else.
We don't want these political parties of thieves and rogues in the East.
Give us our freedom from this accursed union, let us chart our own course

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by Toluwanise247(m): 8:26pm On Nov 13, 2021
Ile ti afi ito mo iri ni yin wo

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by MrImole: 8:26pm On Nov 13, 2021
Oh!

Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by Trumann: 8:26pm On Nov 13, 2021
Before elections, politicians give money to bloggers. After election, politicians give money to their lawyers.

Since Uba has decided to be foolish, his lawyers will wreck him.

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Re: How Andy Uba’s 200,000 APC Supporters Were Stopped by Toluwanise247(m): 8:27pm On Nov 13, 2021
Anything built on lies one single truth will surely scatter it.

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