|Senator Emmanuel Nnamdi Uba
It would most definitely be a battle royale extraordinary when the Anambra State Governorship election would hold, as the caliber of those set to battle each other seem to be getting more awesome and more impressive by the day.
Just yesterday, another “incredible personality”, in the person of Senator Andy Uba, of the APC formerly of the PDP/Labour Party went to pick up the form signifying his intention with about 40 senators from the APC and many women and youths in tow, so as to be the representative of the APC in the upcoming battle of the titans.
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If at the end Andy Uba picks the APC ticket, he would be facing the likes of the incumbent, his excellency Chief Willie Obiano of the APGA, the current executive Governor of Anambra State and another super candidate in the person of Chief Osita Chidoka, the former boss of the FRSC and former Aviation Minister. Chief Chidoka is probably the youngest for now of the serious candidates and his pedigree is a bit intimidating at just 46.
With the levels of those mentioned above, you will now understand why it would be a battle royale, for the soul of the most advanced eastern state in Nigeria.
Two major things are known and acknowledged by all about Senator Andy Uba, who is gearing up to contest for the Governorship of Anambra State under the platform of the APC.
These things are that he holds the distinction of being the governor to have had the “shortest reign ever in the history of Nigeria”, he became a Governor under the PDP in April of 2007 and by June 2007 was already ousted by the courts, that’s at most 2 months and some weeks.
The other factor is that, he is said to be a man of stupendous and formidable means and resources, however you might want to describe it and also the brother of Chris Uba.
He was a super duper special adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR, when he was in power as the civilian President. He was one of those “Super Special Advisers” (Special Assistant on Special Duties and Domestic Affairs) who had enormous influence and wielded so much power then, so much so then that, to get to the President, you needed him. In fact he was even described then as the right hand man (man friday) of the then President.
So by that alone, one must understand what would have accrued to him by default. Much has been said, but not proven about the kind of deals, he was supposed to have packaged as the SA to the President.
According to the Senator, he believes that of all of those jostling to rule and run the affairs of the state, he is the best candidate. He thinks that he has the best chance of winning, even against the incumbent. He is basing his premise on the fact that as a 2 time Senator and a former governor he has the best experience. He believes that his “pedigree” speaks for him.
Emmanuel Nnamdi Uba, better referred to as Senator Andy Uba, was born on December 14, 1958 in Enugu State. He is from Aguata LGA of Anambra State.
He has a first degree in Geology and a PhD in Biosciences, all degrees are disputed though. His PhD is from a University whose degrees are not accepted, that is Buxton University.