ELECTION! Ubah ends Uba brothers dynasty, INEC declares foremost oil magnate as winner of Anambra South senatorial election

As results for the just concluded 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections is trooping in and winners are accepting their win while those defeated are also counting their lose, the results trooping in from Anambra state has been met with mixed reactions.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has just declared Dr Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressives Party winner (YPP) as the winner of the Anambra South senatorial election held on Saturday.

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Ifeanyi Uba is the Chairman/CEO of Capital Oil.

The oil magnate defeated the incumbent Senator of the district, Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his brother, Chris Uba, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to emerge victorious in the just concluded Saturday Presidential and National Assembly election.

He also defeated the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Nicholas Ukachukwu.

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Ukachukwu had defeated Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of late Igbo leader, Chief Chukwuemeka Odimumegwu Ojukwu in the APGA’s primary to become the candidate of the party.

The declaration of Ifeanyi Ubah as the Senator-elect of the district has ended what the people of the area describe as “Uba brothers’ senatorial dynasty”.

The Uba family had held sway to the senatorial seat of the area since 1999. The eldest of them all, Dr Ugochukwu Uba was the first to occupy the seat; followed by Andy Uba.

“If not for the oil magnate, Chris Uba who came second in the last Saturday’s poll would have been the third person in the family to have occupied the senatorial seat of the area,”  Collins Eze stated.

Meanwhile, the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has failed to win his local government, Anambra East in the presidential election held on Saturday.

The party also fielded a presidential candidate, Gen. John Gbor for the 2019 election.

Obiano had been previously touted to be supporting President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), but he denied it, saying that his party was fielding a presidential candidate, and he was committed to delivering him.



But from results announced by the local government collation officer for Anambra East local government, Prof Boniface Ekechukwu, APGA scored a total of 3,027 votes out of the total number of accredited voters of 26,607 in the local government where the governor is deemed to be very popular.

Though many still believe that Obiano was still committed to delivering President Buhari in the election, but from the results declared, it was obvious that both APC and the APGA candidate failed to get votes close to that of PDP as APC scored 6,755 votes in the election.

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar polled 13,422 to emerge victorious in the local government area.

The victory has also proven the popularity of the former governor of the state, Mr Peter Obi among the people of the local government, despite leaving office six years ago.

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