OBIORA IFOH, Abuja
Senator Andy Ubah and Barth Nwibe on Wednesday picked their forms to contest the All Progressives Congress (APC) election primaries for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State.
Ubah, who is currently representing Anambra South Senatorial District at the National Assembly stormed the APC national secretariat in Abuja with a team of 10 members of the senate from the APC, as well a team of Anambra women and youths.
Speaking to newsmen after paying the compulsory N5.5million for the Form, senator Uba stated that he was the only candidate in the race that can beat the incumbent governor Willie Obiano, noting that the others are not prepared for the race.
He insisted that with his numerous experience as a congress man, as well as having served as a governor in the state, he cannot see any reason why he won’t win the ticket.
“If you look at all of us that are running, who has the best chance? Who has the experience? I have been a governor in Anambra State before, two, I have been senator two times. I have my structure in the state. I don’t see why I can’t win the election.
“Those that are running, I have not heard anything they have done, they have not won election and they are not prepared to win election. We need somebody with the capacity and I know that we have that capacity to remove the sitting governor”, he said.
Also speaking after purchasing the form, Engr. Barth Nwibe, who described himself as a grassroots politician, noted that he has paid his dues as a leading member of the defunct ACN that was among the legacy parties that formed the APC.
Nwibe, who expressed his desire to move the state out of its present state, said he has a vision to make Anambra the second city in Nigeria after Lagos.
He also noted that he has the qualities to win the APC ticket, under a free and fair primary election.
“I am in the race to provide food and a living for my people; I want to provide employment, infrastructure, and good leadership. I am not worried about former governors and veteran politicians who have just joined our party. We have put in place structures that can win us the ticket because we are really for the interest of Anambra people”, he added.
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