Buhari wants Anambra to be APC state – Uba – Punch Newspapers


THE Anambra State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Andy Uba, has expressed surprise over his endorsement by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

This was as he said although his family had members scattered across the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, they were united to see him emerge victorious at the November 6 governorship election in the state.

Uba said this on Tuesday while addressing State House correspondents during his visit to the President who said he was anxious to see Uba win.

Emmanuel Uba, who is the PDP’s candidate for the governorship seat and Chris Uba, a PDP chieftain, are Andy Uba’s brothers.

He said, “I was surprised at the endorsement of Mr. President and what he said to me today came from his heart. Everybody was shocked at what he said; he said ‘I’ve been looking forward to seeing you, looking forward to working with you and I wish you well. I will be monitoring you and following you so that at the end, Anambra will be an APC state’.

“If you talk about being divided, we are not divided. At the end, everybody will see that we are not divided. We’re going to win Anambra State. APC will win Anambra State under me.”

Speaking of a brewing division, Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma said, “As it concerns the Uba family, we have a reconciliation committee, consultation is ongoing. But when we talk about family here, the political family is APC.”

On his relationship with the Labour Minister, Chris Ngige, Uba said they were both enjoying a friendly relationship and added that any difference would not take the place of the party’s interest.

On his part, Chairman, Caretaker and Convention Planning Committee of the party and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, said the security concerns in Anambra State would not affect the conduct of a credible election in the state.

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