The Young Progressives Party (YPP), says Tuesday’s Court of Appeal judgement in favour of its candidate, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah marks the end of the political dynasty of Chris and Andy Uba in Anambra South.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja on the judgement, the National Chairman of the Party, Comrade Bishop Amakiri said the verdict which validates earlier judgement by the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, has completely shattered the political dynasty of the Uba brothers.
He said the Court’s decision also demystify the so-called big political parties; pointing out that a candidate can win election on the platform of any political party as long as that candidate is popular with the people.
“The victory means a lot to Senator Ifeanyin Ubah,” Comrade Amakiri said, describing it as victory for Nigeria’s democracy.
“We should be departing from the mentality of the big wig parties especially the APC and the PDP. It doesn’t matter the party you belong to, you will win if your people want you. This is a victory of the people.
“A dynasty has been shattered in the Anambra Senatorial District. We started from the grassroots and the Appeal Court confirmed it. Nobody can take this victory from us, because we went to the election with the best material and our people, the electorate, confirmed this at the poll.
“Before now, people believe that the Uba brothers are the only people that could win election in the Anambra South senatorial district. The dynasty has been shattered. The Uba brothers are nowhere to be found. If they are very popular Ifeanyi Ubah wouldn’t have enjoyed the landslide victory with over 37, 000 votes ahead of them.
“How can you challenge such victory? Their mentality of being the owner of the game has been demystified. They used to see it as their birthright but they have been proven wrong,” Amachiri stressed.
Also responding, Senator Ubah said it was victory for the entire people of the Anambra south senatorial district, the state, and the nation in general.
“We are in politics to give value to our people. So, I’m extending my hands of fellowship to the Uba brothers, I want them to join me so that together, we can build a greater Anambra South senatorial district. I believe that together we can do bigger things,” he explained.
“I have paid my prize, I love my people, there is no doubt about it. I don’t think there is any politician that can beat me in the Anambra South senatorial district based on things that I have done for my people and they know that I’m committed to them.
“It is not easy to contest under an ‘unknown’ party and defeat those who contested on the platform of bigger parties in just two months,” he added.
Senator Ubah who is currently the Deputy Chairman of Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream) however extended hands of fellowship to his political rivals, the Uba brothers; stressing that together they can achieve greater things for the people of Anambra State.