Anambra: I’m experienced, won’t learn on the job – Ugochukwu Uba

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the November 6 Anambra State Governorship election, Senator Ugochukwu Uba, says he is tailor-made for the job owing to his vast experience.

Uba made this known on Tuesday during an interview with KAFTAN TV.

The PDP flag-bearer, who began life as a lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka has enjoyed tremendous success in other spheres such as public administration, the private sector and politics.

Uba was special adviser to the old Anambra State Government, a two-time director-general, twice commissioner as well as Senator between 2003 and 2007.

And the 72-year-old believes he is ready for the task, adding that he would hit the ground running quickly.

“As a special adviser, I played a huge role in policy formulation. As executive director in the new Anambra, I ensured that the new government settles in seamlessly. I was there for three years with the military administration,” he said

“And when a civilian government came on board, I was asked to stay back and made DG public utilities. Another government came and still asked me to stay but this time, under finance. During the Abacha transition, I was approached again to venture into politics. I was a founding member of the People’s Democratic Party and was appointed Commissioner in 1999. First I served under youths and sports, later under agriculture.

“In 2003, I was elected into the Senate. There, I made a lot of impacts, most notably NIMASA. As committee chairman on marine transport, I made sure the institution attained world-class standards as it is today. As you can see, I’m not going to learn on the job. I am focused, experienced with a perfect plan”.


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