Ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial Zone, Ifeanyi Ubah, has emerged the candidate of Young Progressives Party, YPP.
The primary election held over the weekend at Witness hotel in Awka had 108 delegates from the 21 local government areas of the state in attendance.
Ubah, who was the lone contestant of YPP, was adopted as the party’s flag bearer through voice voting.
In his speech, the senator thanked the delegates for their sacrifices for the party and the confidence reposed in him.
He reeled out his blueprint to include security, education, infrastructural development and wealth creation.
According to him, the journey to dislodge the Governor Willie Obiano-led ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has commenced.
The lawmaker said: “I am coming out for the election to win Anambra State for the YPP. I will positively transform Anambra State.”
While expressing optimism that he would emerge victorious in the November 6 governorship election to govern the state, he thanked officials of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), for being part of the exercise.
The National Secretary of the party, Vidiyeno Bamaiyi, while congratulating the YPP candidate and the delegates for the peaceful conduct of the exercise, urged them to take the good news of the party to all the nooks and crannies of Anambra State ahead of the election.
He called on people of the state to give YPP a chance in the guber polls.
He added: “The major problem confronting Nigeria has to do with political parties that have no ideology and programme for the nation as YPP.
“YPP has her philosophy and ideology about leadership which is lacking in many political parties, all of us should work hard to get victory for our candidate on November 6, so that from there, the nation-building process can begin.”
In their separate speeches, the state chairman, Prince Moses, and Ubah’s media aide, Mr Kamie Chuka, charged the delegates to intensify their campaign strategy to ensure YPP win the governorship election come November 6.
The leader of INEC delegation, Mr Damian Akhamhe, described the process as peaceful, even as he enjoined other political parties in the state to emulate YPP in their primary elections.