The Anambra election has always been one that comes with men of timber and calibre who put in their best to slug it out at the various polling units across the 21 local government areas of the state.
However, one person that has consistently shown some level of resilience in the quest to secure the number one seat in the state is Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, the founder and chief executive officer of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Authority Newspaper, Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club among many others.
Ubah over the years has been a contestant in various elections at both and state and federal government levels.
A current lawmaker at the Ninth Assembly, Ubah is the senator representing Anambra south senatorial district at the Ninth Senate. He won the senatorial seat under the platform of the Young Progressives Party (YPP).
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However, despite holding his senatorial position tightly, Ubah is never deterred in taking chances at his political career or other life matters.
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Governorship candidates in the 2013 Anambra election
1. On November 16, 2013, Ubah went to the polls to contest for the number one seat in Anambra state alongside 23 other contestants.
Ubah contested under the platform of the Labour party after his defection from the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
The election which took place in all the LGA in the state witnessed five major contestants including; Willie Obiano of APGA; Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress; Ifeanyi Ubah of LP and Godwin Ezeemo of the Progressives People Party (PPP).
Results from the 2013 polls show that Obiano who won the election garnered 180,178 votes against Nwoye who came right behind him with 97,700 votes while Ngige got 95,963votes.
Ubah and Ezeemo garnered 37,495 and 5,120 votes keeping them in the fourth and fifth positions respectively.
Other candidates who participated in the election gathered a cumulative 147,376 votes summing up to a total of 563,832 votes out of 1,776,167 registered voters for that election cycle.
Governorship candidates in the 2021 Anambra election
2. Again on November 6, 2021, an unperturbed Ubah headed to the polls to slug it out, this time under the platform of the YPP.
Despite being a lawmaker of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Ubah took another bold swipe at the number one seat in Anambra state.
Although many results emerging from the stables of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) show that the APGA candidate, Charles Soludo has taken the lead in 11 LGAs in the state, his PDP counterpart, Valentine Ozigbo appears to be following suit.
As of the time of writing this, the APGA candidate has won in 17 LGAs while the PDP and the YPP won each. APC has not won any LGA.
In an announcement at the state's collation centre in Awka, Ubah was declared winner in his local government area, Nnewi North.
Ubah polled 6,485 votes to beat the APGA candidate who gathered 3,369 in the November 6, Anambra election across the LGA.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Ubah bagged a law degree in law from Baze University on Saturday, October 23.
The convocation ceremony was held at the school premises amid fanfare and jubilation alongside other graduands of the institution.
Ubah who graduated along with Osita Chidoka and Dino Melaye recalled how he became a senator from being an apprentice.