…How His Scandal-Courting Second Wife, Faith Vedelago Fueled The Crisis
…Why Andy Uba Dumped First Wife, Obiageli and Four Children
…As Brothers Pitch Tent With APGA Candidate, Ernest Ndukwe
The electoral victory of a family member in a keenly contested general election is usually celebrated with frenzy and popping of Champagne by the entire family clan.
But the exact opposite of this is the case in the family of senator elect, Andy Nnamndi Uba, whose family is now in turmoil for winning the just concluded 2015 senatorial election to represent Anambra South Senatorial district in the upper legislative house.
According to sources, the war within the controversial Uba family occasioned by the victory of Andy Uba has scattered the family. Brothers have now drawn daggers expecting to draw the first blood from the other.
The battle, we learnt is between senator Andy Uba and his mistress turned second wife, Faith Vadelago on one side, and Emmanuel Uba, Chris Uba and other family member on the other side.
Emmanuel Uba is the eldest of the three Uba brothers while Chris is the youngest.
A close family source disclosed that things totally went awry in the Uba family the day Faith Vadelago entered Andy Uba’s life, getting pregnant for him bearing him a child and forcing him to marry her as his second wife and relegating Andy’s first wife, Obiageli and their four children to the background. It is said that it seems Faith Valedego uses a ‘diabolical remote’ through which she controls Andy Uba.
Controversial Faith Veledago is the founding ‘pastor’ of Faith Miracle International Christian Center Wuse 2 located on Blayntre Street by Valencia hotel. She lives in a mind blowing luxurious hilltop mansion in Maitama, bought for her by Andy Uba.
The mansion, conservatively valued at N1.5 billion was bought in the dying days of Obasanjo’s administration.
The Mansion Pastor Faith lives in is accessorized with Hermes throw pillows, chinaware and whatever else you can think of – all expensive designer items.
“You see, before the party primaries that threw up Andy Uba as the PDP Candidate, Chris Uba had shown interest in contesting for the same Anambra South Senatorial Seat. It is a common knowledge that Chris Uba is the godfather of Anambra PDP. First, he installed their eldest brother, Senator Ugochukwu Uba as the senator for Anambra south who was in the senate between 2003-2007. Later, Chris then made his brother, Andy become governor of the state in 2007, but he was removed by the court which paved way for Peter Obi of APGA to take over the seat as governor. Andy, in 2011, went ahead to win a senate seat to”.
It was learnt that, in the build up to the 2015 general elections, the Uba family, unanimously, agreed that that Andy Uba should vacate the senate seat for his younger brother, Chris Uba, and give the governorship seat another trial. Andy reportedly agreed, but after losing out at the Anambra governorship primaries, he made a U-turn and insisted he would go for the senate.
According to the family source, “It is a well-known fact that Vadelago, Andy’s second wife is in total control of the happenings in his life. It was Faith valedego that prevailed on him to jettison the agreement he made with his brothers and family members. Andy practically turned his back against his family and that is why they are not happy with his recent electoral victory”, the source added.
Another source disclosed that the ragging feud within the Uba family in Uga Aguata local has become a much discussed issue in the whole community.
The family feud assumed a messier dimension when the two Uba brothers – Ugochukwu and Chris, decided to pitch their tent with Ernest Ndukwe, the APGA senatorial candidate.
Ndukwe has decided to challenge Andy’s purported victory at the election petition tribunal.
“Ernest Ndukwe came second in the result declared by INEC but he rejected it, claiming it was rigged in favour of Andy Uba. He is going to the tribunal to claim his mandate and he has the support of Andy Uba’s brothers – Chris and Ugochukwu. It is going to be a battle to finish”. The family source predicted.
Meanwhile, sources close to Andy Uba have been boasting that he is going to dispense the enormous wealth at his disposal to slug it out with Ndukwe at the court, so as to retain his seat.
All efforts to speak with senator Andy Uba were abortive as he refused to pick our calls.