I’ll transform Anambra, Obi, Obiano, Soludo all failed – Senator Ubah

Ifeanyi Ubah, a member representing Anambra South in the National Assembly, has called on the people of Anambra to give him their mandate in the 2025 governorship election to enable him to address the state’s leadership questions.

Mr Ubah of the All Progressives Congress, who spoke to journalists in Nnewi on Sunday, said he was asking for just a term of four years.

He said he would conduct local government elections within four months if he became the governor to encourage political participation at the grassroots and make LGA funds available for competitive and decentralised development.

He said local government elections would also unbundle the state government, make local government funds available to them and shift development to grassroots while the state exercises a supervisory role over them.

The senator said, “All I ask for is one term of four years. I promise to conduct local government area elections within four months of (my) election. At the moment, I rate governance in Anambra for the past 18 years at 20 per cent.”

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He said further, “I will bring 80 per cent content that has never been discussed in governance. I have a burning desire to contest the next governorship election in Anambra because this government and those before it have not been able to put the state in the development trajectory that our people desire.”

Mr Ubah added, “We have a need to create support for our commerce. We have to develop our sector to make it a hub for health tourists and we have to accelerate community development through local government elections.

“Voting for people with over-bloated personalities and structure has failed us. It’s time we voted for people with passion and people with a track record; that is who I represent. I am prepared to change the narrative, and that is why my manifesto has remained the same from 2013 to date.”

Mr Ubah said he had electorally wrested power from the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), having won a Senate seat two consecutive times on the platform of the Young Progressives Party, a minority party.

He described the faceoff between Governor Charles Soludo and traditional rulers in Anambra following the conferment of the chieftaincy title on him as unfortunate and unnecessary.

“I felt bad about it. It is a debt in our traditional institution. I strongly believe that those who championed that did not know what they did. Thank God it has been reversed though without apology to me,” he said.

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