Daily Post reports that as the race for who represents Anambra South Senatorial zone continues to rage in Anambra State, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, the candidate of the Young Peoples Party, YPP, has crashed the price of fuel in the zone.
Ubah is up against the candidates of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA candidate, Chris Azubogu, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, representative, Chief Chris Uba and the Labour Party candidate, Obinna Uzor.
Prominent in the race are YPP’s Ubah and APGA’s Azubogu.
But in a bid to gain upper hand against his opponents, Ubah who is an oil mogul has taken advantage of the shortage of fuel and its attendant high price to win more supporters
On Wednesday, he was alleged to have declared that all Capital Oil petrol stations in Nnewi and beyond, sell fuel at N200 per litre.
Fuel had been sold between N230 and N450 in Anambra for quite some time now and the news of the sale of fuel at N200 per litre appears to be a strategy to win Ubah more supporters.
Calls to Ubah for a reaction over the decision failed to go through but a member of Ubah’s media team, Iyke Orji said: “Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has moved to crash fuel prices in Anambra South Senatorial District.
“Pls go to Capital Oil fuel stations in Nnewi and buy fuel at 200 Naira per litre.
“Announcements will be made later today on the affiliate fuel stations in Orumba North and South and Aguata, where fuel shall be dispensed at 200 Naira per litre.”
It is not confirmed if Ubah reached an agreement with other fuel stations to cut down the price of fuel in the area, as a means to buy supporters.
An indigene of Nnewi, Mr Uchenna Nzen said: “We are happy with the new development. I have not bought but if this election will make them reduce the hardship, then, I’m okay with it. But, Ifeanyi Ubah is already popular among the people.”