Billionaire business tycoon Ifeanyi Ubah, the chairman of Capital Oil and Gas, has emerged the first elected senator for the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in Nigeria, beating the Uba brothers, Andy and Chris.
Ubah polled 87, 081 votes to emerge winner of the Anambra South Senatorial District In the February 23 election.
The result was announced early Monday morning at Uruagu Nnewi North Council headquarters.
His closest rival, Chief Chris Uba of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and younger brother of the incumbent Senator for the area, Sen. Andy Uba got 62,462 votes.
Chief Nicholas Ukachukwu, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) scored 51,269 votes while Sen. Andy Uba, the incumbent and All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate got 13,245 votes.
Mr. M.N. Umenweke, the returning officer, who declared the results said Ubah emerged the winner among the 26 candidates, who contested for Anambra South Senatorial District ticket.