That billionaire businessman turned senator, Ifeanyi Ubah is fast becoming a force to be reckoned within Nigeria’s political climate is surely stating the obvious. It is no longer news that the Nnewi-born businessman’s political expedition before now was laced with more thorns than roses. At different times, he suffered undeserved humiliation in the nation’s political space. And on several nights, he kept vigil in deep communion with his Creator, asking Him to fight his battles for him.
Mercifully, his prayers have been granted, considering that he has just triumphed over his adversities, emerging a hero and pumping his fist.
Now, the senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District can climb the mountaintop to shout Hallelujah, singing the song of joy and dance of victory as his trouble and persecution seem to be over, at least for now.
First, the criminal charge filed by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) against him and his company, Capital Oil and Gas Limited, was dismissed by the federal high court sitting in Lagos. The charges of N135 billion naira before the court in 2019 were withdrawn by AMCON.
Just when Ubah was basking in the euphoria of the AMCON case, the Court of Appeal affirmed him as the winner of the 2023 Anambra South Senatorial District Election.
The court delivered judgement in the appeals filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Hon Chris Azubogu, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chris Uba and the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Obinna Uzor.
The declaration is further proof that the man, who is also a top player in the oil and gas sector in the country, has finally nailed the political coffin of a former Anambra political godfather, Chris Uba.