Andy Uba: Biography, Education, Political Career, Wife, Children and Source of Wealth

PHOTO: Andy Uba/Instagram

Biography

PHOTO: Andy Uba/Instagram

Andy Uba’s full name is Emmanuel Nnamdi Uba. He was born in Anambra on 14 December, 1958.

Uba is a Nigerian politician, former senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District of Anambra; 2007 gubernatorial candidate and 2021 governorship candidate in Anambra.

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Age

Going by his date of birth, Andy Uba is presently 63-year-old but would be 64 years old by December 14, 2022.

Family

Andy Uba was born to the family of Mr Nze Philip Uba and Mrs Dame Philip Uba.

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His parents originated from Uga, a community in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra state.

Education

  • Boys High School Awkunana the capital of the then Anambra State in 1974.
  • Concordia University, Montreal, Canada;
  • California State University, USA
  • Buxton University, UK
    PhD in Biological Sciences

Having witnessed and survived the Nigerian civil war, with his parents and siblings, Senator Andy continued his education after the war at Boys High School Awkunanaw, Enugu State where he obtained his senior school certificate (SSCE). He gained admission abroad and was engaged in geological studies at Concordia University, Montreal Canada where he graduated with honors in 1984.

Dr Uba who had further academic studies at the California State University later proceed to Buxton University in the United Kingdom where he earned a Doctor degree in Bio-Sciences in 1996.

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He lived and worked most of his professional life in the United States.

Meanwhile, there have been lots of controversies surrounding Andy Uba’s education.

A report claimed he failed some subjects in his secondary school leaving certificate but presented a West African Examination Certificate (WAEC) showing he passed instead.

According to an investigative report by SaharaReporters, “Our investigations into Andy Uba’s educational background determined that Andy Uba does not have a Bachelors degree from Concordia University (formerly Sir George Williams University)—a Canadian institution he claimed to have attended. The official records at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada indicate that he dropped out prior to completing the requirements for a Bachelor’s degree.

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“The university’s alumni office of records told us that Concordia University has no record of Uba ever graduating from the school 

“Our investigations also revealed a wrinkle in Uba’s claim to having obtained a Master’s degree from California State University.

“The official records we obtained from California State University indicated that the former presidential aide never earned a Master’s degree from there. In fact, he was never a graduate student of the said institution.

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“The records of California State University show that Andy Uba was first enrolled at the school for an undergraduate program from March 1985 and dropped out March 1987 and then re-enrolled in September 27, 1990 till March 21, 1992 when he dropped out again, but never graduated.”

Wife and Children

Andy Ubah is married to Pastor Faith Vedelago. The union is blessed with two children.

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Career

According to a post on his official website, Uba worked between 1985 and 1992 for the Golden State Mutual Insurance of California. With his team, he established a chain of health clinics in different parts of United States.

His duties involve conducting evaluations for the United States government on workers’ compensation claims.

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The administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed Andy Uba as Special Assistant to the President on Special Duties and Domestic Affairs.

In 2007, Uba contested in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries for the Anambra State governorship election, and was elected in the 14 April 2007 elections.

However, the former governor Peter Obi challenged the election, saying that because the courts had only accepted that Obi had won the April 2003 elections on 15 March 2006, he still had three more years of his four-year term to serve.

The courts accepted this argument and on 14 June 2007 nullified Andy Uba’s election.

Uba was nominated as PDP candidate for Anambra South Senatorial district in the April 2011 elections. He won with 63,316 votes, ahead of Chukwmaeze Nzeribe of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) with 43,798 and the incumbent senator Ikechukwu Obiorah of the Accord party with 24,724.

Uba’s election was challenged by Senator Obiora, the Accord candidate, who claimed that Uba had forged his West African School Certificate (WASC) and had not obtained any of the university degrees that he claimed.

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He contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2021 gubernatorial election in Anambra.

He was defeated by the candidate of APGA and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Charles Soludo.

Soludo won 19 of the 21 local government areas of the state. Andy Uba came a distant third.

Professor Soludo won with 112,229 votes beating Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 53,807 votes, and Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress who got 43,285 votes. Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party polled 21,261 votes came fourth.

Net worth and source of wealth

The is no official estimation of Andy Uba’s net worth however, it is undeniable he is substantially wealthy.

His wealth is presumed to be from politics and works he has done prior to politics.

Controversy

In 2021, some staff of Heritage Bank allegedly protested at the Abuja residence of Senator Andy Ubah over debts they claimed he has owed the bank for some years.

A report by Nairametrics in 2022 claimed an Abuja High Court has ordered the seizure of vehicles belonging to senator Andy Uba over N50 million debt owed Oranto Petroleum Limited.

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Officials of the execution unit of the court alongside police officers reportedly stormed Mr Uba’s residence situated at No. 49 T.Y Danjuma Street, Asokoro, Abuja and seized Jeep vehicles belonging to the senator.

Oranto Petroleum had instituted the suit in 2016 against senator Uba following his refusal to pay back a N50 million friendly interest-free loan he was granted.

Reacting to the report, the former Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial zone said he never borrowed the N50 million from Prince Arthur Eze but the latter had donated it to support his election campaign in 2015.


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