The governorship candidate of the Action Alliance in Imo State, Uche Nwosu , on Tuesday said the ruling All Progressives Congress made a mistake by denying him its governorship ticket .
Nwosu spoke in Owerri, the state capital .
He said the outcome of the election had shown that he was more popular than the APC governorship candidate , Hope Uzodinma.
He said he had put aside the injustice allegedly meted out to him by the leadership of the APC when he was a member of the ruling party .
He said he was willing to form a coalition with political parties to reclaim his mandate at the tribunal .
The AA governorship candidate claimed that Uzodinma was an agent of the Peoples Democratic Party brought to APC to destabilise the ruling party .
He said , “ The national leadership of the APC made a mistake by not giving the party ’ s governorship ticket to me .
We warned them against giving the ticket to Hope Uzodinma, but the leadership of the party ignored our warnings .
“ The outcome of the elections has justified us .
We joined the AA two months to the election and I won the governorship election if not for the manipulations .
“ We also won eight seats in the state House of Assembly . Action Alliance also won two seats in the House of Representatives .
“ Now that they have realised their mistake , we are ready to form alliance with APC to reclaim our mandate . ”
Nwosu said he filed a petition at the tribunal against the declaration of Emeka Ihedioha as governor- elect because the PDP candidate did not meet the constitutional requirements .
He described Iheodioha ’ s declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission as an aberration .
“ I have petitioned the tribunal and I am sure that the issues raised which bother on the constitution cannot be swept away .
“ I am certain that I will reclaim my mandate in no distant time , ” he said .