Anambra Senatorial Election: INEC Brings In Mike Igini To Thwart Andy Uba's Rigging Plans

INEC chair Attahiru Jega
By Saharareporters, New York

The Independent National Electoral Commission ((INEC) today suddenly announced a new resident electoral commissioner to oversee the election in the Anambra South Senatorial District scheduled to hold tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s election was ordered by the Court of Appeal in Enugu after its judgment of December 2011 declared that Andy Uba was improperly declared the winner of the senatorial election held in April, 2011.

Tomorrow’s election will feature Mr. Uba, a highly corrupt domestic assistant to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and Chuma Nzeribe, a former member of the House of Representatives with an equal reputation for sleaziness. Mr. Uba is running on the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party while Mr. Nzeribe, who was dismissed by a court from the House of Representatives, is the candidate of the All Peoples Grand Alliance (APGA).

A source in INEC told SaharaReporters that today’s sudden removal of C.E. Onukaogu as the residential electoral commissioner and his replacement with Mike Igini “is part of our plan to ensure that tomorrow’s election is not rigged.” The source then stated that disclosed that the national headquarters of INEC had been briefed on the plans by one of the candidates to compromise tomorrow’s election.

Pressed to name the culpable candidate, the source was initially reluctant. But he finally revealed that “it is Chief Uba.”  

INEC has revealed that Mr. Igini, an activist lawyer and resident electoral commissioner in Cross Rivers State, will conduct elections in 1,669 polling units in 118 registration areas.

Several sources in Awka as well as those within the camps of Mr. Uba and Mr. Nzeribe said they believed the removal of Mr. Onukaogu was aimed at checking and possibly frustrating Uba’s rigging plans. Those sources said Mr. Onukaogu, a professor, is known as a willing tool in the hands of wealthy politicians who want electoral results doctored.

Since his removal by the Enugu Division of the Court of Appeal, Mr. Uba had tried to use corrupt means to regain the seat in the Senate and avoid an election. SaharaReporters reported on the former presidential aide’s offer of a N600 million bribe to Justice Dalhatu Adamu, the President of the Court of Appeal, and a few appellate justices in order to have a new panel of the court “review” and set aside the decision to remove him from the Senate.

Following the bribe, Justice Adamu had set up a new panel headed by Justice Sotonye Denton West to implement the corrupt judicial deal of rubbishing a judgment handed down by colleagues of equal rank. “By appointing the so-called review panel, Justice Adamu undermined the integrity of the judiciary,” said a lawyer, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. She added: “It’s an unprecedented move in Nigeria’s judicial history. It is nonsensical to ask a panel of justices to constitute themselves into an appellate panel in order to potentially change the ruling of a panel of equal standing.”

However, after SaharaReporters exposed the fraud and numerous justices and lawyers protested, Chief Justice Dahiru Musdapher of Nigeria’s Supreme Court stepped in and ordered the immediate dissolution of the Denton West panel.

The original panel that removed Mr. Uba then sat and re-affirmed its ruling. Even so, Mr. Uba’s lawyers tendered another bizarre legal challenge in a bid to stop tomorrow’s election. On Monday, the appellate court again trashed Mr. Uba’s latest attempt to use the judiciary to sabotage a new election. Monday’s judgment set the final stage for tomorrow’s election.

Our INEC source disclosed that the commission had received intelligence to the effect that Mr. Uba had substantially compromised the electoral machinery in the state, hence INEC's decision to remove Mr. Onukaogu.

Despite the move to bring in Mr. Igini, a political observer in Awka said he was skeptical that the commission has the ability to remove the influence of Mr. Uba’s money at all levels. “But it is going to be tougher for him to rig the elections with Onukaogu's support,” he said.

Mr. Uba and his brothers, Chris and Ugochukwu, are widely regarded as some of the most corrupt political families in the history of Anambra State. However, Mr. Uba’s main opponent, Chuma Nzeribe, has a huge baggage as a corrupt and violent politician. Several sources in Anambra said they were shocked when Governor Peter Obi imposed Mr. Nzeribe as APGA’s candidate. “Many Anambrarians see Chuma and Andy as the same ten and ten pence,” said a political activist from the state, adding that the victory of either candidate in tomorrow’s election “will just cause sadness in the state.”

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Why all dis lies against Andy,Sahara?

I am beginning to note that saharareporter hate d person of Dr.Andy Uba and much as I kn,has never said anything good about Andy Uba.No doubt our politicians are corrupt but a fair report makes it quality.However,the All Africa Post-Graduate Students' Union(AAPSU)would continue to support d person of Senator Dr Andy Uba,simple and period.Thks.(+234)08036907273

@UCHE,THANKS FOR THE BASHING BUT MY OPINION REMAINS FIRM

Andy Uba surely will have people who root for him,people who have since traded thier conscience for a share of his ill gotten loot.If people like you dont exist misfits like the Uba clan will not have any bussiness representing a state like Anambra reputed to have produced the core of Igbo elite.
Do not jump to conclusions about my person,you got it all wrong.Just go through other comments and see the disgrace people like you bring for Ndigbo.

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@osita dioka-Your comment about sectionalism, ethnic affiliation and sub-racism is unwarranted , unnecessary, unacceptable and inappropriate. From your choice of words in your vocabulary bank, I reckon your academic achievements are poor or non-existent and you have a type of xenophobia associated with a lack of traveling and learning. Having said this, it would be phenomenal if you address your parochial manner by increasing your association with people of diverse backgrounds and inimitable achievements in various walks of life from Nigeria. This is the main reason America is great and moving forward. Look around and learn. Cognitive biases like ' generalisations' achieve nothing. This is coming from an Igbo person to another Igbo person. Nwanne learn and move beyond entrapments!

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Your comment about sectionalism, ethnic affiliation and sub-racism is unwarranted , unnecessary, unacceptable and inappropriate. From your choice of words in your vocabulary bank, I reckon your academic achievements are poor or non-existent and you have a type of xenophobia associated with a lack of traveling and learning. Having said this, it would be phenomenal if you address your parochial manner by increasing your association with people of diverse backgrounds and inimitable achievements in various walks of life from Nigeria. This is the main reason America is great and moving forward. Look around and learn. Cognitive biases like ' generalisations' achieve nothing. This is coming from an Igbo person to another Igbo person. Nwanne learn and move beyond entrapments!

ANAMBARIANS, IS THIS ALL YOU'VE GOT?

THE IGBO PEOPLE OF ANAMBRA SOUTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT, IS THIS ALL YOU'VE GOT? MR. UBA AND MR. CHUMA? AND YOU HOPE TO SEE A POSITIVE CHANGE AFTER THIS ELECTION PRODUCED ONE OF THEM AS YOUR SENATORS? YOU PEOPLE MUST BE DREAMING.

WE COMPLAIN EVERYDAY THAT OUR LEGISLATORS, GOVERNORS, LOCAL GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES ETC ARE GOOD FOR NOTHING, YET WE ACTUALLY VOTE THEM INTO POWER OURSELVES. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT IF YOU HAD ONE OF THESE AS YOUR LEGISLATOR?

THE VERY PEOPLE THAT SHOULD BE RUNNING ERRANDS FOR US HAVE NOW BECOME OUR ''LEADERS'' GOD HELP NIGERIA, PLEASE.

Why all dis lies against Andy,Sahara?

I am beginning to note that saharareporter hate d person of Dr.Andy Uba and much as I kn,has never said anything good about Andy Uba.No doubt our politicians are corrupt but a fair report makes it quality.However,the All Africa Post-Graduate Students' Union(AAPSU)would continue to support d person of Senator Dr Andy Uba,simple and period.Thks.(+234)08036907273

Nzeribe what??? Tufiakwa!!!

May God forbids bad thing. As a true son of anambra state, I will prefer Andy a zillion times than Nzeribe. Nzeribe is a well known crook, murderer, heartless and a stark illiterate. Andy himself is also a crook but not to compare Nzeribe. Drug peddler baron Peter Obi is a joke to have handpicked this moron. Obi is a disgrace to us anambarians and to Ndigbo in general. Anambra must be liberated from Obi, Nzeribes and their likes. Nzeribe what? Tufiakwa!!!!!

Nzeribe what??? Tufiakwa!!!

May God forbids bad thing. As a true son of anambra state, I will prefer Andy a zillion times than Nzeribe. Nzeribe is a well known crook, murderer, heartless and a stark illiterate. Andy himself is also a crook but not to compare Nzeribe. Drug peddler baron Peter Obi is a joke to have handpicked this moron. Obi is a disgrace to us anambarians and to Ndigbo in general. Anambra must be liberated from Obi, Nzeribes and their likes. Nzeribe what? Tufiakwa!!!!!

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Uba is a finer human being.Tufia!! Nzeribe is a hardened illetrate criminal.By extrapolation Uba is far far better.

ANDY UBA IS NOT TO BE SEEN AROUND THE SENATE!!!

Andy Uba is by his association with OBJ and David Mark not fit to represent Ndigbo under any capacity.OBJ is very bad news to Ndigbo,he is the greatest hater of Ndigbo alife today then David Mark is also the abandoned property devi,another big detractor of Ndigbo and any friend of his must be avoided by every Igbo person.
Chuma Nzeribe is from APGA,at least he belongs to a party of Igbos for Igbos,all Igbo states must be recovered for Igbos through APGA just like the SW has recovered thier states from the OBJ gang of hoodlums through the ACN.
This will give the Igbo a collective bargaining power for the presidential horse-trading of votes.

Is Chuma, Chris Uba's Front?

Is chuma Nzeribe not a front for Chris Uba? I pity the good people of Anambara South. They do not have any credible human being to represent them. Anyway, when a society is so focused on money, this is what they get.

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Is Professor Onukaogu an Alchemist of Electoral Sciences?

Everybody is talking about Uba and Nzeribe. To me the central issue is this Mr. Onukaogu, a professor!

I wondered a Professor of what?

Read on "Those sources said Mr. Onukaogu, a professor, is known as a willing tool in the hands of wealthy politicians who want electoral results doctored."

If he is a professor of Chemistry; the art of mixing chemicals, then he is in the wrong career.
If he is A Sociology Dr, then he is misapplying his knowledge.
As a Professor of political Sciences, he must well ahead of his time!

The point is, if INEC knows that this man is an Alchemist of Electoral Sciences, why is he still employed by them?

Andy is better

I do not support the antecedents of both politicians but we have to be honest with ourselves. The issue is amongst them, who is the lesser evil?. Andy Uba is 100 times better than Chuma Nzeribe.
There is no doubt, Andy Uba is a corrupt politician just like 99% of all politicians in the country. Moreover, a large percentage of Nigerians are corrupt. From the bank teller, to the airport official, to the PCHN staff, to the truck pusher, to the sales girl at the Petrol station and the local elder in the village, corruption has enveloped the whole nation. So do not blame Andy because he is product of the corrupt society. Where there is way, there are means.
Apart from his kleptomanic tendencies, Andy is humane, amiable, approachable and kind. Chuma Nzeribe has been linked to all sorts of dangerous atrocities.

Chuma Nzeribe -a Killer and Criminal, Andy Uba - not a criminal

Sahara Reporter, are you not a little bias against Sen. Andy Uba in your reporting. It is on record that Andy Uba has never been charged talkless of convicted of any crime in Nigeria. Nigeria is internationally known as amongs the first 6th corrupt nations in the world, so saying that Andy Uba is very corrupt creates the impression that he is the only corrupt one in Nigeria. Even self, he has not been charged or convicted of such practice.

I had expected you to speak on what you know for sure and not on your own imaginations, conjectures and unsubstantiated facts. You could be sued for publishing libelious articles on Andy Uba. The issue is not character conjecturing but facts on who would be a better candidate. Certainly, your hatred for the man precludes you from seeing all the goods in the man. Andy Uba is the better man

UBA Vs Nzeribe???

As a son of Anambra South, I will prefer Andy UBA to Chuma Nzeribe any day.
Nzeribe is a thief, armed Robber, modern day criminal and murderer...name it. He is anything but a human being. But UBA is just another Nigeria politician, but not a murderer and armed robber. Shame on Peter Obi for foisting this criminal (NZERIBE) on us as APGA candidate.

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NZERIBE IS A KILLER, MURDERER & HARDCORE CRIMINAL

SR YOU MUST BE SHALLOW NOT TOP KNOW THAT NZERIBE IS THE WORST CRIMINAL IN ANAMBRA. PETTER OBI THE CRIMINAL DRUG PUSHER IN ANAMBRA WILL USE NZERIBE TO MURDER OPPONENTS. WHO THE BETTER OF THE TWO EVIL, THIS TIME ANDY UBAH.

HO HA

THE NZERIBE BALANCING FACTOR.

When one is faced with two devils,the option of the lesser demon becomes the only option.Andy Uba and his band of brothers from the Uba family are like a terminal cancer in the body politic of Anambra state,this unqualified former OBJ house boy and relative has aquired some ill-gotten wealth and has used it to a devastating effect in elections,he basically does not believe in the rule of law.
Chuma Nzeribe,an equally lawless and violent bare knukle goon from APGA was the answer from the Anambra citizens to Andy Uba's election rigging antics.It is the logic that to remove a bad guy,another meaner guy is needed,that is the case in Anambra.

Jega, Have You Found Your Feet Now?

Mr. INEC Chairman, so it is true that you don't want Andy to return to Senate so that he won't be bothering you as the Senate Committee on INEC. So all the pleadings from Thief David Mark fell on deaf ears? We were debating that you will take permission from your boss GEJ to go and bring back the old election rigging expert MARIA OWI and go to YOUR UYO OFFICE and borrow YOUR STAFF, DR. RICHARD OMANG NTUI and move them to Anambra South Senatorial District to do the DO-OR-DIE thing for Uba. Prof what has gone wrong and since when has it come to you that good name is better than riches? Nigerians are disappointed in you!!!!! It's good that you are now trying to pane beat your name. May God help you to redeem your name.

good news

Good news but mr igini should be care of the so call politicians.

good news but...........

good news but mr igini should be very carefully of these so call politcians. Be i be in ur integrity.

We Need More Iginis!

Jega, the only straight forward and honest Resident Electorial Commissioner that you have is Mr. Mike Igini. The rest are all thieves.

GOOD NEWS!

Good news.

Uba's stock is known everywhere in Nigeria. He became a billionaire by collecting kickbacks for Obasanjo. A bankrupt in the US became a trillionaire in Nigeria in just 4 years of working with Obasanjo.

My only concern is that Chuma Nzeribe, Uba's ONLY opponent, is as corrupt as Uba himself. I so wish there is a candidate for that election.

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