Re: “I’ll contest Anambra governorship election – Ubah”.
The attention of Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has been drawn to
the news report published by Punch news online and other
news publications especially some online blogs, that he is
exhibiting interest to contest the next governorship election
in Anambra state.
The above news headline is misleading as Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah
never declared any interest whatsoever to contest the next
governorship election in his state. In a media chat he
organized in his Nnewi home on Monday, May 31, 2016,
with media practitioners, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah stated very
clearly the need for the polity not to be overheated as that
could cause a distraction to the incumbent Governor Obiano
and urged Ndi Anambra to keep supporting the Governor.
Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah while addressing the media, stated that we
all should continue to encourage governor Obiano especially
as he continues to pay workers salaries which many states
are struggling with.
He, however, stated that losing his last gubernatorial contest
was a lost opportunity for the state, but insisted that he has
moved on and that what is paramount to him now is to help
create wealth and jobs for the teeming Anambra youths.
This he promised to do through his ongoing Ifeanyi Ubah
sports village which upon completion will create over 5,000
direct and indirect jobs and attract tourists to the state and
other job creation platforms of his .
Ubah while answering questions during the media
interactive session made it clear that he is still a young man
who may in near future wish to lead his state but re-iterated
that he is presently overseeing his conglomerates and would
not wish to engage in a process that will likely overheat the
“I, therefore, call on the media practitioners to stop
distorting my quotations in their news reports with bogus
and misleading headlines in order not to stir unnecessary
controversy, sever relationships and mischievously mislead
the unsuspecting public”, Ubah stated.
As a media house Chief Executive, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah still
believes in the integrity of the Nigeria media in fair
reporting. It is on the premise to give Nigerians the best on-
the-spot unbiased news that he has gone on to invest in the
media sector and established Authority Newspaper . It is of
note that Dr. Ubah is media friendly and as such , one is
expected to reach out for news verification before
publication like some did recently .
I encourage those journalists that called to verify in order to
avoid the crossfire of bandwagon with a view to retaining
the much revered public trust which is always sacrosanct in
“I call on the media to always verify their news through
investigative journalism before going to press in order to
retain public trust…” Ubah Stated.
Ubah also appreciates well meaning Nigerians especially his
well wishers and supporters that are beckoning on him to
join the Governorship race but wish to state clearly that he
is not thinking towards that direction now.
Ikechukwu Emeka Onyia
SA Media to Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah.