Anambra Guber: Ifeanyi Ubah Emerges Candidate from Powerful Party

Anambra Guber: Ifeanyi Ubah Emerges Candidate from Powerful Party

  • The Young Progressives Party (YPP) in Anambra state now has a governorship candidate ahead of the election
  • YPP on Thursday, June 17, made Senator Ifeanyi Ubah its flagbearer to contest for the seat of power in the state with candidates from other parties
  • Reacting to the good news, the southeast federal lawmaker expressed certainty that he will clinch victory in the coming poll

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Abuja - Senator Ifeanyi Ubah representing Anambra South senatorial district in the National Assembly has been declared the candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Anambra.

Ubah was on Thursday, June 17, cleared by the YPP national leadership in Abuja, Punch reports.

The development came hours after Ubah arrived at the YPP's national headquarters in Abuja for screening.

Senator Ubah greeting a crowd of children
Ubah boasted that he will floor candidates from other parties in the Anambra guber (Photo: Dr Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah)
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The federal lawmaker dismissed claims that the unrest in the southeast will negatively affect the smooth conduct of the election. He expressed optimism that the party will eventually emerge victorious.

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He also denied reports that his party was behind the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

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Meanwhile, reported that barely five months to the conduct of the Anambra governorship election, the PDP was yet to find its root in the state.

There was a palpable fear among the members following the emergence of two chairmen of the party in the state. gathered that an Abuja high court had removed the current state chairman of the party, Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, and ruled that Ejike Oguebego should take his position.

The judgment, which came two weeks to the conduct of the governorship primary election of the party, had created fear and apprehension among the 16 governorship aspirants of the party.

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It was gathered that Oguebego has announced the postponement of the ward delegates election even when the committee set up for the exercise had arrived and were set to conduct the election.

Speaking on the development on Thursday, June 10, Nwobu described the judgment as an effort in futility, adding that the courts were on strike and that had long withdrawn from the matter.


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