The young Progressives Party said on Tuesday that the victory of its candidate in the Anambra South senatorial district, Ifeanyi Ubah, has automatically “shattered the political dynasty” of the Uba brothers in the area.
Andy Uba and his brother, Chris, have been consistently winning elections in the area until the last general election when Ubah defeated the two of them.
Reacting to the Appeal court judgement which confirmed Ubah as the winner of the election, the National Chairman of YPP, Bishop Emmanuel Amakiri, told journalists in Abuja that the Uba political dynasty had been “rendered unpopular” in the area.
Amakiri said, “A precedent has been set with the electoral and judicial victory recorded by our party.
“We should depart 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, have 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 proved wrong.”
Ubah, however, told journalists that he dedicated his victory to his constituents.
He urged the Uba brothers and other stakeholders in Anambra South senatorial district to join hands with him to develop the area.
The senator said, “This is a victory for the entire people of the Anambra South senatorial district , my state and the nation in general.
“I thank my party for standing for me and giving me the necessary support.
“It was a contest and I know my input in the state. I believe it is a case of no Victor, No Vanquish. I don’t think I should be talking of retiring anybody.
“The most important thing is that I have a strong edge over them in Anambra South senatorial district.
“I want them to join me so that we would collectively give value to our people. We are in politics to give value to our people.
“So, I’m extending my hands of fellowship to them.”
Ubah pledged to remain in the YPP saying he was not thinking of joining another political party.
He said, “My party is behind me and I’m going no where. It is going to be a wonderful thing for Nigeria. I have tasted other parties . I’m in YPP, that is where we would take off from.
“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.
“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
“I want to extend my hands of friendship 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.
“I have bigger plans for my state. Being a young politician, I have a long way to go in politics.”