9th of September 2019, the Election Tribunal sitting in Awka, Anambra State upheld my victory in the February 23rd National Assembly election and dismissed the consolidated petitions of both Chris Uba of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Tribunal ruling which dismissed Chris and Andy Uba’s petition on the basis of lack of merit and declared Ifeanyi Uba the winner.
Ifeanyi Ubah on his victory said
“When I embarked on this Senatorial quest months ago, it was to translate to reality the dreams of a better future for my long suffering and downtrodden people. My “Open door” message resonated seamlessly with the electorate because they could tell my vision was distilled to the service to humanity, and not hinged on an intent to occupy office for the perks and privileges.
I dedicate this victory to God first, my lovely wife; Mrs Uchenna Ubah wife and children, my great party; YPP, various stakeholders and sponsors who always believed in my cause as well as my resilient supporters. I also wish to specially acknowledge Prince. Nicholas Ukachukwu who didn’t go to court despite coming third at the electoral polls; this a noble act which I consider worthy of respect and admiration. To my supporters, I thank you all for believing in my capacity to represent you at the Senate Chambers. My priority will always be to work for the betterment of public interest through robust, effective and detailed legislation and oversight to ensure that my people derive the dividends of democracy.”
Ifeanyi Ubah won the election with 87,081 votes to beat;
Chris Uba of PDP who got 52,462 votes
Nicholas Ukachukwu of APGA – 51,269
Andy Uba of APC who got 13,245 votes.
Senator Ifeanyi Ubah expressed gratitude to Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), D.C DeNwigwe (SAN), J.O Asoluka (SAN designate) Onyinye Anumonye Esq and Chukwuemeka Nwigwe Esq as well as Counsel to INEC Mr JTU Nnodum SAN, Wale Agunbiade SAN, Chris Ubogu Esq, O.G Adindu Esq and their colleagues in chamber.
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