Ifeanyi Ubah, the senator representing Anambra South Senatorial zone, has pledged to serve only one term if elected in the next Anambra governorship election.
Ubah, who recently switched from the Young Progressive Party (YPP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), expressed his intention to challenge the incumbent governor, Chukwuma Soludo, in the forthcoming contest.
Speaking to reporters in Nnewi, Ubah vowed to complete a single term in office to honour the zoning agreement in Anambra State, particularly concerning the Anambra South Senatorial District.
Soludo, hailing from the Anambra South Senatorial Zone like Senator Ubah, is gearing up for re-election under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Ubah emphasised the urgent need for economic growth in the state, expressing disappointment with Governor Soludo’s administration, which, according to him, has fallen short of expectations, leaving the people disillusioned.
He also pledged to conduct local government elections within four months of assuming office to ensure development is evenly distributed across the state.
Ubah asserted that a focused governor could accomplish significant progress within a four-year term, criticising the slow pace of development under Soludo’s leadership.
Highlighting his vision for the state, Ubah proposed innovative blueprints aimed at making Anambra a commercial and health destination in the Southeast and Nigeria at large.
He envisioned Anambra’s flag flying in numerous capitals worldwide to attract investment and encourage diaspora participation in the state’s development.
“If I become governor, Anambra State will be both a commercial and health destination in the South-East and Nigeria in general.
“Anambra flag will be mounted in many capitals of the world to attract development to the state, and our people in the diaspora will be motivated to come and invest at home,” he said.
Ubah cited his contributions to transforming the lives of many Anambra residents across various sectors, including sports, empowerment, education, commerce, employment, and youth and women’s emancipation, even as a private individual.