Oil business magnet, Chief Ifeanyi Ubah, has put to rest all speculations as to whether or not he is in the Anambra State gubernatorial race . He has declared his interest to run for the position in November this year.
Ubah ,the sole proprietor of Capital Oil Nigeria Limited who made this declaration at an interactive session with the Igbo journalists in Abuja, said his cardinal objectives if elected as the next governor of Anambra State, will be education, security, industrialisation and employment.
The owner of Capital Oil Nigeria Limited stated that his greatest challenge has been the present governor of Anambra State , Mr Peter Obi, who has sought ways of stopping him because he had advised him to conduct the local government election.
He explained that it was Obi who had instigated the government to probe him on alleged 46 billion oil subsidy embezzlement, which the court set him free of allegations.
He called on Igbo Journalists to support his ambition saying that if the Igbos can come together in matters affecting them, they would come tops as it used to be in the past.
Speaking at the occasion, the Third Republic Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Agunwa Anaekwe, stated that Ubah has the exposure and the business clout to become the governor of the state ,adding that having
invested heavily in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria, the time has come for him to replicate same in his home state.
He noted that the criteria for anybody aspiring to lead any state should be based on ones track record, saying that the only way to put to an end the present imbroglio in Anambra politics, would be to identify with one who has a track record of performance in ones community, the state and Nigeria in general.
The business mogul declared that should he be voted by the people of the state as their next governor, he would reduce crime rate to near zero level, by employing a new telecommunications system to combat crime in the
In the area of employment, Ubah, whose praise name is ‘’Ebube Chukwu Uzo’’[putting God first],promised that he would ensure the establishment of cottage industries in every local area of the state.
He added that each of the factories to be built, will have a dormitory where the staff will live. According to him, the workers who will reside in the dormitory, will be given new orientation that will help to move the state forward.