Anambra 2021: Senator Ifeanyi Uba emerges YPP Gubernatorial Candidate


Ahead of the Gubernatorial election coming up on November 6, 2021 in Anambra state, the Young Progressives Party (YPP), has given its ticket to Senator Ifeanyi Uba who presently represents Anambra South Senatorial District in the 9th Senate.
Ubah was cleared by the YPP national leadership in Abuja on Thursday, and was subsequently presented with a certificate as the governorship candidate of the party for the election.

Speaking with journalists after his emergence, Ubah allayed the fears of Nigerians that the South East crisis would disrupt the election. 
He said the current insecurity in the region would not affect the conduct of the polls and that his party would emerge victorious.
“We are used to holding election during crisis situation. This is a constitution process which must be competed. We will do everything possible to make sure that we have a very smooth poll on November 6,” he said.

The Senator also said his party was not behind the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the state, contrary to insinuations in some quarters.

His words, “The YPP has the blessings of God and everybody needs to queue behind the party. We meant well for Anambra state. Other parties didn’t mean well for the Anambra state that’s why they are having crisis.

“For them to be having crisis means that their foundation was not solid. We don’t have any crisis in the YPP and we are very strong. We are not behind their predicament.”
Ubah ruled out the possibility of defecting from the party before or after the election.
“I didn’t defect because of my believe in the party. I’m the only governorship aspirant of the party and I have been given my certificate. I don’t know another person that will come and challenge me. 
“The chances of YPP in the election is very bright because we have done it before during the 2019 senatorial election. My constituency are solidly behind me. I will perform.
“Our chances are very bright. We did it before in the Senate when we gave them a hot chase and beat them mercilessly. 
“By the grace of God we are going to repeat the same feat. I am representing my constituency very well in the Senate. 
“I initiated a motion which led to one of the biggest bills in the 9th Senate. I am also the co-sponsor of the bill for the the  Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Act 2004 (Amendment Bill, 2009). 
“The bill is generating for Nigeria every year, over N700bn. This is something that Nigeria should be proud of. That is what YPP has given to Nigerians,” he said.