Politics

You didn’t make Obiano, Soludo governors, Obigwe tackles Chris Uba

Politics

Tony Okafor

The National President of Igbo Youths For Positive Change, Chinedu Obigwe, has debunked a recent claim attributed to Chief Chris Uba that he( Uba) contributed substantially in making Chief Willie Obiano and Prof Chukwuma Soludo, the governors of Anambra State respectively at various times.

Describing the claim as falsehood from the pit of hell, Obigwe said Uba must have made the comment under a certain influence.

Obigwe stated this in a statement made available to journalists in Awka, the Anambra State capital on Thursday.

He said if Uba claims to be that politically omnipotent, he should make himself the Senator of Anambra South Senatorial District in the February 25 general elections where he ( Uba) is contesting with Chief Chris Azubogu of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and others.

Obigwe’s statement read in part, “The above referred news report is falsehood from the pit of hell that lacks an iota of truth. Chris Uba must have made the comment under the influence of alcohol at the venue of Hon Okwudili Ezenwankwo empowerment programme.

“What Chris Uba said cannot be substantiated. It is a public knowledge that Chris Uba played major role in Dr Chris Ngige emergence as governor and he did the same thing for Peter Obi when he fell apart with Dr Chris Ngige.

“But as for Obiano and Governor Soludo, Chris Uba cannot substantiate his claim that he had a hand in their emergence as Governor.

“The only thing I will agree that Chris Uba did for both Fmr Governor Obiano and Governor Soludo during their election was that he joined the moving train having seen that the candidates fielded by PDP his party to challenge them were not sellable.

“Another thing I will say is that Chris Uba should make himself a Senator since he is claiming that he has been producing Anambra State Governor single handedly from 1999 to date.

“This is the second time Chris Uba is bulldozing his way undemocratically to emerge as the Senatorial flag bearer of PDP for Anambra South Senatorial district in a general election.

” He should not always stop at bulldozing his way to pick PDP tickets, he should prove that he has electoral value by going ahead to win the main election and emerge Anambra South Senator.

“As at today in Anambra, Chris Uba does not have electoral value rather the only thing he can boast of having is nuisance value. I say this because I know that it is not possible for him to win especially now that rigging is no longer possible because of the use of BVAS machine.

“Chris Uba should stop over rating himself because doing that will not make the electorate to consider voting for him.”

Ifeizu

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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