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Thursday, August 29, 2013

ANAMBRA ELECTION: Ifeanyi Ubah Now Labour Party’s Candidate?

Ifeanyi Ubah wins LP ticket
From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka
Oil magnate, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, yesterday emerged Labour Party’s candidate for the November 16, 2013 Anambra State governorship election. In the party’s primary election held at Emmaus House, Awka and conducted by the National Working Committee of the party led by its national chairman, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, Ubah emerged victorious with the unanimous votes of the 1,137 delegates.
Before the election commenced, the national chairman announced to the delegates that three aspirants paid and collected nomination forms, but that at the end of the time given for the return of nomination forms and fees, only Dr Ubah returned his form with the fee, thereby making him the only aspirant for the election.
He however, said that going by the constitution of the party, the primary election must still be held for the one aspirant and could be done according to Article 24 of the party’s constitution that stipulates either by voice votes, show of hand or secret ballot, whichever the national chairman adopts.
Consequently, Nwanyanwu opted for show of hand and called for those in support of Ubah’s candidacy among the 1,137 delegates to show their hands and affirm with a voice vote, and all raised their hands in affirmation, thereby giving Ubah a unanimous victory.
In his acceptance speech, Ubah alleged that Anambra State had failed in almost all the sectors despite the present government’s claims of developing all sectors simultaneously. He said his priority, if elected governor of the state would be to stop insecurity in the state, saying he would do so by creating jobs.
He said: “Let me make a point clear, I have no godfather; what I have is father God the Almighty. Anambra must change by force, whether they like it or not. It is not about me, it is about Ndi Anambra this time around. I want to tell you that by electing me to be your candidate for the forthcoming election in Anambra State, I will not fail Ndi Anambra and by the grace of God I will not fail Nigeria.
“One of my priorities if I am elected governor of Anambra State is to chase away insecurity, we are going to create jobs and bring what we call employment revolution in Anambra State.”
Source: Sun News