From DAVID ONWUCHEKWA, Nnewi
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Dr Ifeanyi Uba on Sunday in his hometown, Nnewi, Anambra State formally declared his interest in the Anambra 2014 gubernatorial race against all odds. Dr Uba made the declaration in Anaedo Hall, Nnewi during a solidarity rally organized in his honour by a socio-cultural organization, Igboezue Unity Association.
Uba said his reason for joining the governorship contest was the passion he had for good leadership and alleviation of people from their sufferings. He insisted that he had all it took to be the governor of Anambra State since, according to him, he was well nurtured by his parents who were all teachers “and because of my good upbringing and God’s favour, I’m always successful in any venture I step in.”
The Capital Oil boss said that the setback he experienced in his business recently had political undertone, whic, he said, would not deter him from achieving his political ambition, “having been cleared by the police.”
“We are set for Anambra State. Anybody who is more qualified than I am should come out and let’s see him. I’m totally free, independent and qualified to contest this election and I know that what happened to me in the business circle came from Anambra State.
But the complainant is not always the winner. We are marching forward,” he said. In his remarks, the chairman of the socio-cultural group, Chief Pius Okoye said the group was giving support to Uba because of his philanthropic spirit, including award of scholarships to numerous indigent students in Anambra State through his foundation, Ifeanyi Uba Foundation.
Okoye and the founder of the group, Dr Cletus Ubah who said their membership was drawn from the entire five states in the South-East also said the group would ensure Uba’s victory at the polls in the forth coming guber race in Anambra just as the chairman of Nzuko Ora Nnewi (Nnewi Town Union), Chief Charles Agu Onyeka revealed that the industrial community had long ago adopted the oil magnet for the governorship race and called on other communities in the state to follow suit.
He said: “We are only happy that he has accepted our request for him to come out and save us from our bondage because of his benevolent heart. What he is passing through is man-made.”