Chukwuma Soludo, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra, says he will win “even if only 100 people vote” in the election.
Speaking with journalists on Saturday after voting at his polling unit in Aguata LGA of Anambra state, Soludo said his aim is to win the election with a wide margin.
The APGA candidate said it is the people who urged him to contest the election and that he only wants to be a “servant leader”.
“I always say that I am an incredible optimist and I always believe that somehow it (Bimodal Voter Accreditation System) will come through. When we were in court after the primaries, I did make a statement that the judiciary will always come through and that went to the appeal court and the supreme court. They actually came through,” he said.
“Today, I was very upbeat and optimistic. I know that APGA is Anambra and Anambra is APGA. Even if only a 100 people vote within the state, we will still win.
“It is not just winning, but winning with a mass movement because this is a journey that has been propelled by the people — self-funding support groups with over half a million members that compelled me to contest.
“They were the ones who urged me to come and run in the first instance and I was expecting that we are going to break the jinx of over a million votes to victory, but when we had these glitches I was feeling very worrisome.
“The worries are still there and as mentioned by the REC in his release, some of them, especially in the places where votes could not take place today, will do so tomorrow. We look forward to the completion of the process.
“I’m more interested in the legitimacy of the process, because for me, the mandate I seek is a peoples’ mandate to be their servant leader and that is satisfactory to me.”