Frontline contender in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, Senator Andy Uba, has urged the leadership of All Progressives conduct to conduct a free and fair primary for its aspirants in Anambra state, rather than settling for a consensus candidate as been advocated by some aspirants
Senator Uba, who expressed confidence that he would win his party’s ticket for the election, also boasted that he would emerge winner of the November 6 poll, notwithstanding the incumbency power of the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, and the popularity of the former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Charles Soludo.
The former aide to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who once governed Anambra state in 2007 said moments after returning his expression of interest and nomination forms at the party’s secretariat, maintained that it is only the people of Anambra are yearning for a credible leader, who would decide between him and Soludo at the poll.
He added that power of incumbency would play no role in the Anambra state election, adding that the APGA has spent in office is not what the electorates would reckon with, rather their performance or non-performance in office.
” Well, for you mentioning Soludo, I think Anambra people will have to decide after our primary. And I know I am going to win for sure. After the primary, they will decide who they want as their governor.
“What APGA has done, everybody knows. They have been there for 16 years and that doesn’t mean. If you remember, we had a party that was there for many years. APC still came in. So many years doesn’t mean anything. That you are there for twenty or thirty years. What have you done? Are the people happy with you? If they are not then you have reasons to change? I am sure there will be change to vote APC this time,” he said.
Uba declared that he has modified and rebranded the laudable plans and programs which he had in stock for the people of Anambra in 2007.
“If you remember in 2007 when I won the election as the governor of Anambra state, I had the plan to change the face of Anambra. I planned to help the youth, empower the women and to be able to take Anambra to a different level.
I had plans for Infrastructures, agriculture and so many other plans. I have modified those plans now from what they were before. Anambra will be a different state once I am elected as a governor,” he stated.