OrderPaperToday – Senator Andy Uba (APC, Anambra) has said that if he gets elected into the 9th assembly, he has a ” better chance of becoming senate president.”
He made this remark on Saturday during his campaign rally in Orumba north local government area of the state.
According to him, he is best qualified “having been in the senate for eight years and attained the status of a ranking senator.”
He further disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari would have selected an Igbo man for the seat in the present assembly but for lack of ranking senators from the South East region.
He said: “President Buhari in 2015 was ready to make an Igbo man the senate president, but he could not find a ranking Igbo senator from the area in the APC, then.”
While reiterating the importance of his reelection, he also asked that the people of the state to support Buhari because “senate presidency is a bigger position than even the governor of a state.”
He added, “So, if we get the senate presidency, it will mean having something more than a governor in our district.
“In 2015, did you see this kind of crowd converge on any part of the state for APC? It did not happen. The people were aloof and not ready to listen to anyone then who would talk to them about the APC or Buhari, but today the story is different.
“The people know us, and when we approach them and tell them that APC is the best place to be, they don’t argue about it.”