APC Primaries: Uba Clinches Anambra South Senatorial Ticket

Andy Uba has emerged as the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate for the 2019 Anambra South senatorial election.

Uba who is currently the chairman, Senate committee on the interior was returned unopposed by delegates in the seven local governments that made up the senatorial zone.
Speaking to reporters at the end of the exercise, the senator thanked all the delegates, party leaders and stakeholders for the show of love and solidarity. He also promised to consolidate on the gains attained so far in the zone if elected back to the Senate in 2019.
“I want to thank the people of Anambra South senatorial zone for coming out en masse today to elect me as the APC senatorial candidate for the 2019 elections,” he said.
“The show of love, solidarity and support I received in the build-up to the primaries is a reflection in my belief that governance and leadership only thrive when the people are carried along.
“As we prepare for the main elections in 2019, I wish to call on all Ndi Anambra South to come out en mass and vote massively for the All Progressive Congress (APC) at all levels so as to consolidate on the gains recorded so far.”
Recall that Uba’s main challenger Col. Geoff Onyejegbu (PhD), had stepped down from the primaries and endorsed the re-election bid of the ranking senator.
In a joint press statement on Monday, Onyejegbu noted that the decision to step aside for Uba is born out of his desire to align with the decision of the leadership of the party starting from president Muhammadu Buhari and national chairman, Adams Oshiomohle that serving APC senators be returned back to the Senate in 2019 for been faithful and loyal to the party.
Another major determinant according to him, was the bigger picture of the South East clinching the Senate presidency come 2019 through the election of Andy Uba.
His words: “Fellow Indi Anambra South. I gave up this ambition because I want to align myself with the decision of the leadership of the party starting with the president, the national chairman that all those 57 or so senators be returned for being faithful to the party.
“I yield to Senator Andy to go and represent us. And then get into the big picture of getting us the Senate President seat that the South East so desires.”
On his part, Senator Andy Uba thanked Col Geoff Onyejegbu and all party leaders for facilitating the consensus building.
According to media reports, Uba enjoys massive goodwill among party leaders and interest groups in the zone.
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