Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah (born 3 September 1971), is a Nigerian businessman, entrepreneur and currently the Senator, representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the Nigerian senate and CEO of Capital Oil (CCO, for short), which he founded in 2001.
|Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Anambra South Senatorial District|
|Assumed office |
24 February, 2019
|Preceded by||Andy Uba|
Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah
3 September 1971
Childhood and education
Ifeanyi was born as the first son of seven children to Mr. & Mrs. Alphonsus Ubah in Otolo, a small town in Anambra State, Nigeria. Due to the inability of his parents to cater for the educational and material needs of their children, Ifeanyi dropped out of Premier academy, Lugbe, Abuja to learn trade at a young age. He has attended several local and international business courses and seminars in leadership and business management.
Ifeanyi became an exporter of motor tyres and spare parts majorly in West Africa including Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and DR Congo before he expanded his business ventures in some countries in Europe including Belgium and the United Kingdom.
In 2001, he founded Capital Oil and Gas Limited. He is the founder of The Authority Newspaper, a Nigerian daily newspaper and also the owner of Ifeanyi Ubah F.C., a football club in the Nigeria Premier League, following its purchase as Gabros International Football Club.
In 2014, Ifeanyi Ubah lost at the 2014 Anambra gubernatorial election under the platform of the Labour Party. On 24 February 2019(5 years later), Ifeanyi Ubah was declared winner of the Anambra South Senatorial elections under the platform of the Young Progressive Party (YPP).
Ifeanyi Ubah is married to Uchenna Ubah, a Business Administration graduate from Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria, with whom they have 5 children. He also runs a foundation which is named after him; Ifeanyi Ubah Foundation.
A Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Kubwa, Abuja on Thursday, 11 April 2019, allegedly sacked him from the Senate based on a suit instituted against him by Mr. Obinna. Uzor had asked the Court to nullify the election of Ubah for allegedly submitting a forged National Examination Council Certificate to contest for the 23 February 2019 senatorial election. The court of Appeal in Abuja, on Thursday 19 March 2020, affirmed the election of Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) as the senator representing Anambra South. He was also accused by businessman Cosmas Maduka of having swindled him of more than 200 million dollars in a botch oil deal.
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- "Samba: Six Brazilians on trial at Ifeanyi Ubah FC". P.M. News. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
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- "Ifeanyi Ubah's victory: Court vindicates Returning Officer". Vanguard News. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
- Akhidenor, Victor (4 July 2015). "Ifeanyi Ubah – Nigerian football's new 'Sugar Daddy'". The Cable Newspaper. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
- "Ubah dismisses alleged sack from Senate". The Nation Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers. 17 December 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2020.