*As YPP clears him as the governorship candidate
Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Ifeanyi Ubah, has allayed the fears that the socio-political crisis currently rocking South East zone would disrupt the forthcoming Anambra State governorship election.
Ubah spoke to journalists after his clearance and presentation of certificate to contest the November 6 poll as the governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party, YPP by its national leadership in Abuja.
The governorship candidate expressed confidence that the current insecurity in the region would not affect the conduct of the polls and that his party would emerge victoriously.
“We are used to holding elections during crisis situations. This is a constitutional process that must be completed. We will do everything possible to make sure that we have a very smooth poll on November 6,” he said.
The lawmaker also clarified that YPP was not behind the crisis rocking the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA in the state, contrary to insinuations in some quarters.
He said: “The YPP has the blessings of God and everybody needs to queue behind the party. We meant well for Anambra State. Other parties didn’t mean well for the Anambra State that’s why they are having a crisis.
“For them to be having a crisis means that their foundation was not solid. We don’t have any crisis in the YPP and we are very strong. We are not behind their predicament.”
Ubah also ruled out the possibility of defecting from the party before or after the election.
“I didn’t defect because of my belief in the party. I’m the only governorship aspirant of the party and I have been given my certificate. I don’t know another person that will come and challenge me.
“The chances of YPP in the election are very bright because we have done it before during the 2019 senatorial election. My constituency is solidly behind me. I will perform.
“Our chances are very bright. We did it before in the Senate when we gave them a hot chase and beat them mercilessly.
“By the grace of God we are going to repeat the same feat. I am representing my constituency very well in the Senate.
“I initiated a motion which led to one of the biggest bills in the 9th Senate. I am also the co-sponsor of the bill for the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Act 2004 (Amendment Bill, 2009).
“The bill is generated for Nigeria every year, over N700billion. This is something that Nigeria should be proud of. That is what YPP has given to Nigerians,” he stressed.
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