Labour Party’s governorship candidate, Chief Ifeanyi Ubah, has hedged a bet of N5 million for any man or woman in Anambra State with the knowledge of a more qualified person to govern the state better than him. Ubah, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said yesterday that his governorship bid was an act of sacrifice because he left a flourishing business to come and serve his people. He dismissed as unnecessary innuendo, assertions that he lacks a paper qualification saying none of his rivals has a Havard qualification as he has.
“I am winning because I am the best candidate; I am winning because I have the solution to (the problems of) Anambra people. Whoever in Anambra politics that feels that he is better than me, I challenge him with five million naira to come for a debate.
“If anybody in Anambra, be it Ngige, be it whoever thinks he is better than me should come. It’s a challenge. If anybody is better than me in any line, he should come and challenge me for a public debate,” the former boss of Capital Oil and Gas said.
“I want to tell you about other politicians that are contesting. Some don’t have any business with the masses; some have never been in the state; some were forced; some will run to debate in America and don’t even know the name of their deputy governor. You know it’s a big crime for somebody to be in a debate and he will not remember the name of his deputy governor it happened in America,” Ubah said in obvious reference to the APGA candidate, Willie Obiano.
“He was confused. That is the truth. It took him two minutes to remember the deputy governor’s name. Is that the kind of person we want in Anambra State? Somebody who doesn’t understand how to fix Anambra? That is why I said anybody that feels he’s better than me should come out for a debate,” he insisted.