BY VINCENT UJUMADU
AWKA — MULTI-millionaire businessman and philanthropist, Prince Arthur Eze, has thrown his weight behind an oil magnet, Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah, in the latter’s quest to become the next governor of Anambra State.
Ubah, the embattled chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Ltd, is campaigning to succeed Governor Peter Obi in March next year on the platform of the troubled All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
Though Eze is a card–carrying member of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, he said his decision to give his blessings to Ubah was because he saw him as the most reliable person to govern Anambra State after Obi.
Eze’s endorsement of Ubah was made during the synod of the Awka Diocese of Anglican Church being hosted by his (Eze’s) community church at Ukpo in Dunukofia Local Government Area of the state.
Eze said he had been convinced on Ubah’s genuine intentions for Anambra people and, therefore, there was need to give him necessary support.
He observed that Ubah had consistently used his personal resources to empower many people in the state, including the less privileged ones, adding that such was the kind of person the state needed to be in charge.
He said: “Whoever I say that will be governor of this state will be the governor because most of these people you see are not interested in the welfare of the people.”
Governor Peter Obi, who attended the synod, urged Anambra people to pray for the state and for a good person to emerge after him, reminding them that any mistake made during the forthcoming election would be regretted.