Senator Ifeanyi Ubah forecast that the recent Anambra rerun election portends the state’s impending 2025 gubernatorial election in a news article published by The Nation News. Senator Ubah of the Anambra South Senatorial Zone addressed media after Young Progressives Party (YPP) candidates won many federal seats, referring to himself as a “street general.
Senator Ubah emphasized the importance of the election results and the message they send to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Governor Prof. Chukwuma Soludo. Despite his absence from the campaign trail, he underlined that the enormous support for his party’s candidates in the constituencies of Nnewi North, South, Ekwusigo, and Orumba North and South reflected the sentiment of the people.
Senator Ubah, who intends to contest the 2025 governorship election under the All Progressives Congress (APC), asserted his influence in securing victories for YPP candidates. He stated that his successful strategy during the rerun election serves as a litmus test for the future political landscape of Anambra state.
Expressing his confidence in the support of Nnewi residents, Senator Ubah asserted his control over the region and warned against attempts to undermine him or the electorate.
The declaration by Senator Ubah signals a shift in the political dynamics of Anambra state, with implications for the upcoming gubernatorial contest in 2025.
Ubah said: “These House of Representatives re-run elections will serve as a litmus test for 2025 Governorship elections in the state. The governor and his party should know that.
“They should know I own Nnewi and Nnewi people own me. You cannot come to Nnewi to intimidate the people or humiliate me.”