Some Nigerians have called out Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun. over his promised ‘230,201 votes’ for Andy Uba, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who eventually lost the Anambra governorship election.
Following the conduct of the APC governorship primary in Anambra on June 21, 2021, Governor Abiodun, who served as the Chief Returning Officer for the primary, had announced that “Uba polled 230,201 of the 348,490 total votes cast, to defeat 13 other aspirants”.
The governor had also said that more people would vote for the APC candidate in the general election.
But in the early hours of Wednesday, Professor Florence Obi, the Chief Returning Officer for the 2021 Anambra governorship election, announced that Charles Soludo, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), polled a total number of 112,229 votes to emerge the winner.
Th APC’s Uba placed a distant third with 43,285 votes.
Consequently, Nigerians have been asking Governor Abiodun where the over 200,000 voters were that could not deliver victory for the APC.
A media aide to former governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, Lere Olayinka, said: “Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, good morning this morning Sir.
“I am still asking Sir, where are those 348,490 APC members that you claimed voted at the party’s primary election that produced Andy Uba as Anambra State Governorship candidate?”
One Adesina Olufemi said, “About five months ago, during the party primary election, APC claimed its candidate, Andy Uba won by about 230,000 votes. In the gubernatorial election, the same APC had polled just a little more than 40,000 votes.
“In all the elections in Anambra state in the past 10 years, average voters turnout has been 230,000. Where did Give Abiodun got that score from?”