Presidentt Muhammadu Buhari has admitted he is anxious to see Andy Uba emerge as the next governor of Anambra State.
Uba emerged as the candidate for the All Progressive Congress (APC) ahead of the November 6 polls.
While receiving him at the State House, Abuja, on Tuesday, Buhari said he will monitor the election closely.
“I am happy to formally welcome you. I certainly wish you the best of luck.
“I’m anxious for your success, and will closely follow,” Buhari said.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Uba said: “I was surprised at the endorsement of Mr President and what he said to me today came from his heart.
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“You know everybody was shocked at what he said.”
He also spoke about the tension between him and two of his brothers, Chris and Ugochukwu, who will also be contesting.
“I will tell you for sure that we are not divided. At the end, everybody will see that we are not divided.
“We’re going to win Anambra state. APC will win Anambra state under me.”