SENATOR VICTOR UMEH EXPRESSES GRATITUDE TO GOV. AND SUPPORTERS
Senator Victor Umeh has expressed gratitude to the Governor of Anambra, Sir Willie Obiano, members of his political party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA); and his supporters for their support during the … months he represented the Anambra Central Senatorial District, in the last 8th National Assembly.
The former National Chairman of the APGA, made the remarks while reacting to the decision of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division delivered in his appeal filed in respect of the Anambra Central Senatorial District Election conducted on 23rd day of February, 2019. Senator Umeh stated that he has accepted the decision of the Appeal Court, as there was no further appeal allowed by law on the matter.
His words: “The Justices of the Court in a unanimous Judgment dismissed my Appeal. Being the Final Court vested with Authority by our Constitution over National Assembly Election Matters. This therefore brings to a close all the issues and controversies surrounding the said election.”
The elder statesman however went down memory lane on the time he represented his people at the Senate and declared: “I am deeply satisfied that for the Seventeen Months that I represented my Senatorial District in the National Assembly, I was able to accomplish a lot for them in all areas.”
He continued: “I was able to demonstrate what a honest representation can do for the people. I attracted and ensured that 40 Constituency Projects were executed in the District for the year 2018. I also attracted 28 projects for the year 2019. I wished that I have more time to do much more,” he said in a statement.
Senator Umeh also recalled that despite the “enormous odds on our way, 81,429 votes were recorded for me. This is a very huge number that cannot be wished away by anybody”. He praised the members of his campaign organization, his media team, members of the party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, and the Governor Willie Obiano and his legal team for all their support and lamented that he could not redeem this seat for the party through this legal struggle. The Senator concluded: “To my numerous friends and silent supporters, who gave me immeasurable support during the election, I pray that the Almighty God will bless and reward you one by one.”