Ahead of the Nov. 6 governorship election in Anambra State, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ex-Sen. Andy Uba and handed over to him the party’s flag.
The President said: “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.”
Buhari had met Uba at the Presidential Villa in Abuja along with APC Caretaker and Convention Planning Committee and Yobe Gov. Mai Mala Buni.
Five other governors were also present at the meeting.
Addressing reporters after the meeting, Uba said he was “surprised” at his endorsement by President Buhari.
Uba noted that the President said he has been looking forward to seeing him as the party’s candidate and would closely monitor the situation with the hope that Anambra would be an APC state.
He said there have been meetings between the Uba family and the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma to iron out some grey areas.
“Well, we have been talking with the governor of Imo, can tell you that we have had meetings; we have agreed on what am I going to do?
“That is why I said, there are many things you can say he agreed on what we’re going to do. So let the Governor explain to you what you’ve done,” he said.
Uba added:”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 are going to win Anambra state, APC will win Anambra states under me.”
Affirming his cordial relationship with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, Uba said his family (APC) is not divided.
On his part, Governor Uzodinma maintained that the APC is united with a “single sense of purpose of winning the upcoming governorship election in November.”