I had hand in making Peter Obi the governor says Chris Uba

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A notable godfather in the politics of Anambra State, Chief Chris Uba, has boasted that he has made many governors, senators, House of Representatives and House of Assembly members since the inception of the present democratic dispensation in 1999.

He said, however, that all those he lifted to high political positions did not only abandon him but also rewarded him with ingratitude.

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Chief Uba, popularly known as Eselu-Nenu-Ego (floating on top of money) made the claim yesterday at Nanka, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State, during the 2022 edition of Hon. Okwudili Ezenwankwo Foundation’s empowerment programme, said: “I’ve made so many highly placed politicians in Anambra State and beyond, since 1999. I’ve made governors, senators and other politicians at different levels.

“I single-handedly produced Chinwoke Mbadinuju and Chris Ngige as governors. I had hand in making Peter Obi, Willie Obiano and Charles Soludo as governors of Anambra State. I also made an uncountable number of senators, house of representatives members, and state assembly members”.

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“In all these efforts, I was rewarded with ingratitude. None of them showed me gratitude. This is why I decided to pick a ticket myself to go to the Senate to represent Anambra South. I am not going there to acquire wealth. I have 3 oil wells. I have chains of businesses. If Anambra were a state that gives honour to whom honour is due, nobody will be contesting this senatorial position with me; because, I’ve paid my dues.”

He is gunning for the Anambra South senatorial seat now being occupied by Ifeanyi Uba from Nnewi. He is from Uga.

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