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‘I am anxious for your success’ – Buhari tells Andy Uba ahead of Anambra guber

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that he is anxious to see a former senator representing Anambra south senatorial zone, Andy Uba emerge as governor of the state.

Recall that Uba polled 230,201 votes to beat other aspirants to emerge as the APC flagbearer for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra state.

Buhari while receiving the governorship aspirant at the state house, Abuja, on Tuesday said he will closely monitor the election.

“I am happy to formally welcome you. I certainly wish you the best of luck. I’m anxious for your success, and will closely follow,” the president said.

Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Uba said: “I was surprised at the endorsement of Mr President and what he said to me today came from his heart. You know everybody was shocked at what he said.”

Addressing the division between himself and his two brothers, Chis and Ugochuwku, who are also aspirants in the governorship race, Uba said he is sure of victory.

“Well, if you talk about being divided, we are not divided. And I will tell you for sure that we are not divided. At the end, everybody will see that we are not divided. We’re going to win Anambra state,  APC will win Anambra states under me,” he said.

“We have been talking with the governor of Imo,  I can tell you that we have had meetings, we’ve agreed on what am I going to do.”

Mai Mala Buni, chairman, caretaker and convention planning committee of the party, said the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is not a threat to the APC despite being the ruling party in Anambra.

The Yobe state governor said the “APC is growing and waxing stronger in Anambra state and that’s how we are sure of victory come November 2021”.

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