By Mokwugwo Solomon, Awka
The senator distributed the items on Saturday, March 25, during a ceremony organized in Nnewi, to thank members of his senatorial district for their support for him and other YPP candidates in Anambra during the February 25th, and March 18th, 2023 general elections.
Among other items, he distributed tricycles, motorcycles, grinding machines, sewing machines, power generating sets, gas cylinders, bags of rice, standing fans, among other things.
Our correspondent recalls that Senator Ubah got 73,115 votes to win his re-election on February 25th; while his closest opponent, Hon. Chris Emeka Azubogu of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), came second with 45,369; while the Labour Party ( LP) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidates trailed behind with 28,102 and 21,209 votes, respectively.
Addressing the gathering, Senator Ubah thanked the people for standing behind him during his campaigns and election.
He said, “This event is organized to thank people of my senatorial zone for their massive support during my campaigns, and for standing behind me during the February 25th election. It was because of the love you have for me that you did not allow me to be consumed in the tsunami of the OBIdient Movement that returned majority of Labour Party (LP) candidates.
“It is because of the trust you have for me that I stand here before you as the only sitting national assembly member from Anambra state that will be going back to Abuja. It is because of the goodwill I enjoy among you that you elect me as the first senator from Nnewi zone to win his second term bid. I am, indeed, grateful.
“I worked for you during my first term, and you rewarded me by re-electing me. This time around, I will work even harder to justify the trust you repose in me.”
The member-elect for Nnewi North State Constituency, Sir Augustine Onyedikachukwu Ike, said the ceremony was a reward system that bonds the party and its supporters.
Ike said, “This is part of our usual ‘Thank You’ tour of Anambra South senatorial district, when we thank our supporters. The essence is to let the world know that YPP is the only political party that has a reward pattern – reward pattern in the sense that we reinforce our voters.
“You support us during our elections, and we’re back to thank you – not that you voted us and we run away. We get in touch with the grassroots as part of our political culture, and political behavior. So, the essence of this is to tell you that there’s need to keep faith with YPP. If for any reason any of you has not supported us in the past, try to do so in future elections; because, YPP has come to stay.”
The Director General of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah Campaign Organization, Mr. Vin Onyeka, said it was because of the enormous work done by Senator Ubah that he was massively supported by the people during his second term bid.
He said, “It was because of the goodwill he enjoys among our people that he was re-elected. When you work for your people, they will continue to support you. Anambra South senatorial district hired Senator Ubah, he delivered; this is why they re-elected him.”
He urged the people to continue their support for Senator Ubah, while assuring them of good and robust representation.
Earlier, the chairman of YPP in Anambra state, Prince Moses Obi, thanked the people for supporting his party to win Anambra South senatorial seat; as well as Anambra Nnewi North, Nnewi South 1, and Nnewi South 2 state constituencies.
While expressing the hope that the party would continue to move to higher pedestal, he assured that those elected under the YPP platform would do the people proud.
Many who beneficiaries, who spoke to newsmen during the event, thanked Senator Ubah and YPP for empowering them, and assured of their continued support.