Ubah: It was double celebration for the people of the industrial town of Nnewi. Anambra state as their illustrious sons Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, the chairman, CEO of Capital Oil and Gas who is the flag bearer of Young progressives Party(YPP) emerged victorious in the Anambra South senatorial election.
The result which was officially announced by the Returning Officer, Umenweke M.N, Dean Faculty of Law, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka saw the publisher of Authority Newspapers polling 87,081 votes to beat the PDP standard bearer Chief Chris Uba to the second place with 52, 462.
The incumbent Senator for the zone who is of the ruling APC Dr Andy Uba got 13245 votes to occupy an un impressive third position while the APGA candidate Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu polled 1269 to emerge fourth.
Similarly, the lawmaker representing Nnewi North, Nnewi South and Ekwusigo local government areas in the House of Representatives, Hon Chris Azubogu of PDP was returned after polling 54,533 votes.
Prof Austin Igwe of Department of History and International Relations, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka while announcing the results of the House of Representatives elections said the APGA flag bearer Iju Tony Nwabunike polled 18,811 votes while Engr JK Onyeka who ran on the platform of APC got 4,979 votes to emerge third.
Dr Ubah while speaking with journalists after his election victory reassured his constituents of quality representation in the red chamber of the National Assembly.
He said further that the people of Anambra South senatorial zone should expect unprecedented democratic dividends as soon as he settles down for legislative business in the National Assembly.
Hon Chris Azubogu who is popularly called Mr Project by his constituents promised to continue his good work in the House of Representatives.
The two results which were officially released in the early hours of yesterday saw some fire works in the Umuanuka Otolo-Nnewi residence of Dr Ubah where people danced all through the remaining part of the night.
Meanwhile, commendations have continued to trail the election victory of the publisher of Authority Newspapers whose determination saw him through to the senate after many attempts to frustrate him out of the race.
It would be recalled that Dr Ubah, a youth friendly politician was disqualified from running on platform of APGA during the party primary after which he moved to YPP.
The proprietor of Rojenny Games Village, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka was one of the first personalities who congratulated the oil sweet merchant for his election victory. Rojenny as he popularly called he is sure the senator elect would a very quality representation to Anambra South district in the red chamber.
Reacting to the development, Chief Chris Uba of PDP has concedes defeat and congratulated Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah of YPP.
As well, Chief Chris Uba on his Facebook wall congratulated Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah for emerging victorious at the just concluded Anambra south senatorial election.
The Facebook page appearing to be that of Chief Chris Uba thanked his supporters for putting up a good fight.
He wrote: “We’ve fought a good fight, finished the race & kept the faith. Thank u all for ur support. Congrats Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah of YPP.”
At a glance
Ifeanyi Ubah YPP 87,081 votes
Chris Uba PDP 52,462
Andy Uba APC 13,245
Nicholas Ukachukwu APGA 51,269.