In what appears breaking silence after he unsuccessfully led the All Progressive Congress in the Anambra state governorship election, Governor Hope Uzodimma, said in Abuja, Tuesday, that the APC did all it could to win the election.
Uzodimma spoke after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He was Chairman, APC Governorship Campaign Council in Anambra State, thus was saddled with the task to lead the governing party to victory in the polls.
He said “On Anambra election, it has come and gone and other things may be post-election activities.
“I was able to explain to the President how we tried to win the election; we campaigned vigorously and we also converted a lot of people to APC but the election was greeted by voter apathy because of the high level of insecurity in Anambra.
“Other decisions and positions would be taken by the leadership of the party. I have done my part as the Chairman of the campaign council,” he added.
The Imo State governor explained the national leadership of the party and its candidate, Andy Ubah, are to decide whether or not the declaration of Prof. Charles Soludo as the winner of the election will be challenged in court.
He also dismissed the assertion that the governing APC may not be voted back to power in 2023 due to the prevailing economic and security situations in the country.
According to him, many people are joining the party as Nigerians are happy that President Buhari is performing well.
“The mood of the country is that the president is doing very well.
“The mood of the country is that APC given the peculiarly of the times when insecurity has taken over the globe, where Covid-19 has ravaged every place in the world from one variant to another variant, yet we are able to come out from recession.