Anambra saga: Uba speaks
|Uba expressed regrets for his role in the manipulation of election results|
In a press release, Uba expressed regrets for his role in the manipulation of election results in favour of Ngige and asked for the forgiveness of the people of Anambra State.
As the truth of Anambra issue is being gradually revealed and denials and lies are being traded, I believe that as one of the main activists in the whole issue, the moment of truth and remorse has come.
First of all, let me express my heartfelt regret for my error and the activities involved with others in Anambra to put Ngige in power as the governor of the state.
In showing remorse, I sincerely ask for understanding and forgiveness of all our people in Anambra state and those Nigerian leaders and citizens who have been affected and insulted by the Anambra issue.
My mistake for which I ask for understanding stemmed from my belief that election is like a battle and since all is fair in war, I believe the end justifies the means in an election. We did everything possible, to put Ngige in power. In the presence of the President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, I asked Dr. Chris Ngige whether he actually won the election, he confirmed he did not win the election. The President drove us out. As from that point, he did not want to listen to our story again.
At another occasion after that, I had the opportunity, when Chief Audu Ogbeh invited Dr. Chris Ngige and myself to his House to tell the same story. Again Dr. Chris Ngige confirmed before Chief Audu Ogbeh that he did not win the election, when I asked him the same question. Because he was more attentive than the President, I told him that even the certificate of return of the Governorship Election was in my custody and at the appropriate time, I will make the copies available to the press. Chief Audu Ogbeh advised that we should all keep quiet on the issue of governorship election in Anambra. I obeyed.
As time goes on, the truth will be more and more exposed and I can only hope that justice will prevail.
Once again, I deeply regret my error and some of my actions in winning the election which in the end have caused some people inconvenience