Senator Andy Uba (APC-Anambra South) has declared that the ongoing attacks on his person will not deter him from contesting the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State.
Senator Uba stated this yesterday at the National Assembly when he was conferred with a Leadership Award of “Dike Igbo” by the South East Professional Women Association of Nigeria and the Diaspora (SEPWAND).
He said that the present campaign of blackmail against him by his opponents in the race for Anambra Government House cannot discourage him from pursuing his political ambition.
“My opponents think that they would stop me from the race for the governorship position in Anambra State, they cannot stop me. There is no truth in what my detractors are alluding to and the man they are using to blackmail me in the media to dish out false information, has failed and for you to have come here today to accord me this honour has proved them wrong,” he said.
The lawmaker, who appreciated SEPWAND for the honour done him, said that their action had further reassured him of the confidence of the people in his aspiration.
Uba said: “It shows that you have seen in me the right person to carry the mantle of governorship in Anambra State and I promise that definitely we are going to take over Anambra State from whoever is sitting there because the incumbent governor of the state is not doing well.
“Coming at this very time when we are going into election, when blackmails and all sorts of image damaging are on the high side is very encouraging. We should expect more of this blackmail because when opponents are afraid of you, they resort to all forms of blackmails,” he said.
Earlier, the President of SEPWAND, Mrs. Nwanganga Ibeh, said that the group was moved by Uba’s humanitarian efforts towards empowerment and prtection of women in the state in particular and Nigeria in general to accord him the award.