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The battle to represent Anambra South senatorial district at the national Assembly may have pitched two of Uba brothers,Senator Andy Uba and the younger brother,Chris Uba, from Uga town in Aguata local government area.
The younger Uba who is known as godfather having facilitated the emergence of some Political office holders in the past is presently prosecuting his senatorial ambition under the barner of the Peoples Democratic Party in next year’s general elections,where as Andy Uba,presently a serving senator tends to continue with the All Progressives Congress(APC)
Speaking to the Press on Friday,Chris Uba said he was contesting the senatorial seat against his elder brother, Andy Uba due to his stance that his brother,Andy, need not overstay his usefulness at the red chamber.
The younger Uba quipped that his brother who is vying for a third term in the senate should progress politically instead of stagnating at a place as a senator.
Hear him, “My brother has been there for eight years and must take a bow now.
“I pray for my brother to go higher; he can become a governor or vice president but not a senator again.
“It is now my turn. I want him to throw in the towel because the fight is going to be very serious.”
Uba maintained that he had played the role of political godfather for over two decades in Anambra and beyond,and now had decided to be a contestant in the present dispensation to correct some anomalies in the system.
He expressed dissatisfaction at the way politicians treat the masses after elections, stressing that power must belong to the people and not to a few privileged politicians.
Continuing he said: “I want to run because we have been sponsoring politicians in Anambra State and across Nigeria. I have been doing that and a lot of people have passed through my school.
“But they call us godfathers, we have made case several times for the party to make some provisions in the party’s constitution to protect godfathers, but no way, no provision.
“The truth remains that godfathers are closer to the grassroots. A lot of people depend on us, a lot of families depend on us and many families today are hungry.
“But after sponsoring politicians, immediately they get to Abuja, you can’t get them on the telephone again, nobody will see them again, they buy all choice cars and the next thing they will blackmail you.
“Little thing, they will start fighting you, they will say they’ve known the President, they’ve known the party chairman and as a godfather, you are in trouble. So, now we need to occupy offices to protect our position and the positions of our people. That is why I am running for the senate.”.