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Andy Uba decamps to LP, gets party’s guber ticket

By Enyim Enyim
ONITSHA—There was jubiliation at  Anambra State House of Assembly yesterday when the law makers were formerly informed that their political god- father, Dr Andy Uba, who lost his bid to be sworn-in as Governor in waiting, had finally pitched his tent with the Labour Party (LP) as its governorship candidate for the February 6, 2010 election.

The members, whose faces beamed with smiles, were seen back-slapping  and embracing each other in jubiliation.

Following the development, most of the lawmakers could not stay behind for their normal Tuesday sittings after their executive meeting in the speakers’ office.

Speaking to Vanguard, the member representing Aguata II constituency and Chairman of the Igwebuike Forum in the legislature, Prince Ebere Ezechukwu, said the 30 PDP legislature received the news with joy.

“We are happy and you can see that too. You can see that most of the members could not stay for sitting out of happiness. And I tell you that the PDP structure will collapse before the end of this month,” he said.

He boasted that Uba would sweep the poll come February 6 and called on Anambra people to support him in the all-important struggle to emancipate them from the claws of hawks.

He said 19 political parties have already indicated interest to join Uba in the LP, saying this was an opportunity for PDP supporters in the 2007 election to re-enact what they did by voting en masse for him.


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