Andy Uba’s Net Worth and Biography
Andy Uba has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars. He’s a Nigerian politician, and a top political personality in the space of Nigerian politics. He earns from political deals, and personal businesses.
Andy Uba was born Emmanuel Nnamdi Uba on the 14th of December, 1958. He was born in Enugu State, Nigeria. His parents are natives of Uga, Uguata Local Government Area, Anambra State.
Andy Uba schooled at the Boys High School Awkunanaw, Enugu State, and according to some media outlets, he further studied at the Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Studying Geology, Andy Uba graduated from the School in the year 1984.
He furthered his studies in both the California State University, and the Buxton University, where he obtained a Doctorate in Biosciences in 1996. Andy Uba is the elder brother to Nigerian politician Chris Uba who is nicknamed one of PDP’s moneybags.
From the United State, he gave support and aided in the 1999 presidential elections in Nigeria. After Chief Olusegun Obasanjo got into power, Andy Uba returned to Nigeria, and was immediately appointed the Special Assistant on Special Duties and Domestic Affairs.
In September 2003, the then president Olusegun Obasanjo visited the United States. In his visit, Andy Uba played the role of the president’s right-hand man, and he also served as the one through which people first got to before getting to speak with the president.
He was described as the very right-hand man of the president, Olusegun Obasanjo. Still on the report of misconduct, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs should detain and pass judgement on Andy Uba.
In July 2007, the former governor of Jigawa State, Nigeria, appeared before the court for allegations pertaining financial misconduct.
There in the court, Saminu Turaki stated that Andy Uba was a witness to his payment of a huge some so as to get the approval for a third tenure to be run by the then president Olusegun Obasanjo.
This very accusation was blatantly denied by Andy Uba. According to a report from a newspaper, the then president Olusegun Obasanjo allocated three Oil Blocks to Saminu Turaki’s company, INC Natural Resources. This was done at a very cheap price, duly because Obasanjo wanted some sort of support.
In return, Saminu Turaki spat out N2 billion naira in support of the third tenure of president Olusegun Obasanjo. From the money, N50 million naira was for every senator that agreed to the idea of a third tenure by Olusegun Obasanjo. Dragging in Andy Uba, Turaki stated that he administered the transfer of the funds during this period.
In 2007, Andy Uba won the PDP primary election to become candidate for the April 2007 gubernatorial election in Anambra State. Successful, he emerged winner of the election and was to resume office.
His takeover of power was challenged by the former governor of the State, Peter Obi. Peter Obi took the case to court, and he had only stayed in office for a stable 1-year period since he won the State election in 2003.
However, the victory of Andy Uba was nullified based on the solidity of the fact that Peter Obi only began to stay in power in 2006, and had three more years to stay in office from 2006.
In November 2009, it was unveiled that Andy Uba would be running for the delayed 2010 Anambra State gubernatorial election under the umbrella of the Labour Party.
This was so because the Labour Party’s leaders have given him an open invitation to do just that. The leadership of the Labour Party however believed that Andy Uba would perform well, and would dance to their tune.
When Andy Uba was asked about decamping to the Labour Party, he inferred that his original party has always been the Labour Party.
Unfortunately in the Anambra State gubernatorial election which dated in February 2010, Andy Uba came as the third most qualified candidate by votes count.
Andy Uba went back to the People’s Democratic Party, and picked the nomination form to become Senator of the Anambra State South District.
After the election was done, he won by 63,316 votes, defeating Chukwmaeze Nzeribe of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) who had 43,798 votes, and the Accord Party candidate Ikechukwu Obiorah (the incumbent senator) who had 24,724 votes.
In an attempt to nullify Andy Uba’s victory, Accord Party candidate, Ikechukwu Obiorah, who was the incumbent senator dragged Andy Uba to court, claiming that he does not have his West African School Certificate (WAEC) in his possession, and that the University degrees he presented were all forged (including his WAEC).
According to reporters, the California State University and the Concordia admitted that Andy Uba enrolled in their schools, but never graduated.
As per the story of the document forgery, it dates back in time to December 2006, when two investigative reporters who unveiled that Andy Uba stole more than N1 trillion from the Government’s pocket.
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Today, I received in audience the Association of Forensic and Investigative Auditors in Nigeria (AFIA). AFIA, is the body responsible providing Anti-fraud and Forensic training and Education world wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectives within the profession. It was indeed a great honour to receive this noble association and i commend them for the good work they are doing. I am particularly impressed with their efforts to partner with other anti-graft agencies such as EFCC, ICPC & many others. I am also honoured to be considered as the special guest of honour for their upcoming events and the recipient of Fellowship award in recognition of my numerous contributions to the success of the 8th Senate. I will continue to offer my humble support to AFIA in their quest to curb fraud and adopt a Forensic & Investigative audit in the fight against corruption.