Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, representing Anambra South in the National Assembly, has announced his intention to contest in the 2025 Anambra governorship election. A member of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Senator Ubah communicated his aspirations to journalists in Nnewi, advocating for a single four-year term to address the state’s leadership challenges.
Ubah’s campaign focuses on decentralizing development and boosting political participation at the grassroots level. He pledged to conduct Local Government Area (LGA) elections within the first four months of his potential tenure. This move aims to make LGA funds readily available and shift development focus to the grassroots while allowing the state government to maintain a supervisory role.
Assessing the state’s governance over the past 18 years at 20 percent, Ubah expressed confidence in bringing an 80 percent improvement with new governance content. His vision includes supporting commerce, developing the health sector to attract tourists, and accelerating community development through local government elections.
Ubah emphasized the importance of electing leaders with passion and track records over those with “over-bloated personality and structure.” He highlighted that his manifesto has remained consistent since 2013, reflecting his dedication to changing the state’s narrative.
The senator also addressed his potential to wrest power from the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Having won a Senate seat twice consecutively on the platform of the Young Progressives Party, a minority party, he believes in his electoral strength.
Ubah commented on the recent controversy involving the Prof. Chukwuma Soludo government and traditional rulers in Anambra, following the conferment of a Chieftaincy title on him. Describing the situation as unfortunate and unnecessary, he expressed disappointment, noting that it was a “debt in our traditional institution.”