I Don't Regret Supporting Ex President Jonathan - Capital Oil Boss, Ifeanyi Ubah

4 years ago by: MrJohn
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(m) at 8-06-2015 07:24AM (4 years ago)

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Capital Oil boss, Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah means different things to different people. This 44 yr old billionaire businessman who sits atop Capital Oil & Gas got into the consciousness of many Nigerians about 4 yrs ago when he celebrated his 40th birthday and the controversies that followed his business dealings with Coscharis boss, Cosmas Maduka. Today, Ubah is as popular as the Cocacola brand. This is because the Nnewi, Anambra-born businessman has taken his game to the next level. 2 years ago, Ubah joined politics and in no time, quickly made known his intentions to contest the Anambra governorship seat. He contested on the platform of Labour Party but lost in questionable circumstances to the APGA candidate, Willy Obiano, the anointed candidate of Gov. Peter Obi, who left after 8 years in office.

After that, Ubah joined the PDP. He currently leads a powerful socio non-governmental organisation under the aegis of Transformation Agenda of Nigeria (TAN). During the last presidential election, TAN provided support for ex-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan while holding series of rally to drum up support for his 2nd term. The result of that election would later go the other way as the APC candidate and Jonathan’s main challenger, Mohammadu Buhari won. Ubah says he never regretted throwing his support and members of his TAN behind the Bayelsa-born politician who ruled Nigeria for 6 years. Fondly called Ebube Chukwu Uzo (placing God first), Ubah owes everything he is today to God. This is because of the manner he manages to triumph over his many travails in his business.

To that end, Ubah is currently building a 3,000 seater Catholic Cathedral for the Nnewi Diocese of the Catholic Church. In this interview with Managing Editor, BAMIDELE OGUNDANA at his sprawling Maitama Mansion in Abuja, Ubah revealed his other side many don’t know, his relationship with ex-President Jonathan, why he supported Lagos PDP guber candidate, Jimi Agbaje, his headship of TAN and the solution to the incessant fuel scarcity in Nigeria.

During the recent fuel crisis, you waded in ending it and asked the Tanker drivers to end their strike. You even went a bit further in selling fuel which many of your colleagues said was scarce. Why did you single yourself out?
The masses were suffering and we needed to alleviate their plight. It was almost getting out of hand. The truth is that we don’t even know who instigated the strike.

Was it a sabotage?
It looked more like it. In a Press Release by Capital Oil shortly after the fuel scarcity, I told Nigerians that we cannot be part of the sabotage, to me, its a scam.


What was the reaction of some of your other colleagues who may have been surprised by your action?
Everybody is on his own. I am under obligation to service people that are storing product with me. I have a facility that stores Oil Products above Nigeria’s need. Some of the action would have had people suing us and we didn’t want that. Above all, I did that because of the suffering of Nigerians.

Why do you have so many of your colleagues against you, there is so much jealousy?
Such is life…you know that everybody cannot like you but at the same time, I strongly believe that as so many people like me, some will not also like me, Igbo people say Aku bu ilo (when God helps and you are very successful, so many people will be antagonising you and at the same time so many people will appreciate you. Its normal, even Jesus Christ was not loved by all.


beneno (m) at 8-06-2015 07:31AM
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oooooooooooooh
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ignis99 (m) at 8-06-2015 07:38AM
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True talk
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livingstone80 (m) at 8-06-2015 07:50AM
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TRUE TALK,MAY GOD IN HEAVEN BE WITH YOU ALWAYS!!!
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dickman2 (m) at 8-06-2015 07:55AM
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never regret that..because buhari is the wrong man ever to rule naija..
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darlington_iyke (m) at 8-06-2015 08:08AM
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If you are a success, people will always try to bring you down...I went to nairaland to see comments about this man and believe me, Nigerians are one ungrateful and tribalistic set of people.

Oga Ifeanyi abeg continue the whatever good thing you are doing.
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freethinker (m) at 8-06-2015 08:17AM
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GBAM
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philzylovee (m) at 8-06-2015 08:23AM
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@darlington shut up ur mouth thr wht did he do he was just tryin to make name for himself in this new administration i was thr at his station as early as 5am i left thr 7pm i cud nt get fuel mainly and only selin to those dat the  knw  and they whr havin a enough fuel he came online to broadcast it to draw crowd and he invited the media after and b4 selin for his people they wil interview them army whr thr mesin people up to pave way for his people to buy u are thr voicin nonsens abt wht u dnt knw
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Ibeawuchisamuel (m) at 8-06-2015 08:26AM
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Good ur are a good man
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XTnote (m) at 8-06-2015 08:47AM
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Quote from: philzylovee on  8-06-2015 08:23AM
@darlington shut up ur mouth thr wht did he do he was just tryin to make name for himself in this new administration i was thr at his station as early as 5am i left thr 7pm i cud nt get fuel mainly and only selin to those dat the  knw  and they whr havin a enough fuel he came online to broadcast it to draw crowd and he invited the media after and b4 selin for his people they wil interview them army whr thr mesin people up to pave way for his people to buy u are thr voicin nonsens abt wht u dnt knw
can u hear yourself? ,If he is just selling to his people, the whole of Lagos must ve been his people then.
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asobcom (m) at 8-06-2015 09:57AM
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Packwell Mr Capital oil, didnt you benefited from his govt.
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dareper (m) at 8-06-2015 10:39AM
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Stand your ground jare.
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nametalkam (m) at 8-06-2015 11:02AM
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What is there to regret in a deal that made you billions if not trillions of Naira

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paulohking (m) at 8-06-2015 11:21AM
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OK
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Barluty (m) at 8-06-2015 01:31PM
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Ebube chukwu nke izizi na ala igbo,gbulugbulu, nwaafor Nnewi i,di 2mch joor, u tyed d road dt read 2ur comunity wt interlocking, in which Metuh could nt do 2his comunity both of u ar 4rm dsame comunity, Shame 2him (Metuh)
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globala (m) at 8-06-2015 01:51PM
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He do river no be well

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jjiofor (m) at 8-06-2015 02:35PM
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Quote from: philzylovee on  8-06-2015 08:23AM
@darlington shut up ur mouth thr wht did he do he was just tryin to make name for himself in this new administration i was thr at his station as early as 5am i left thr 7pm i cud nt get fuel mainly and only selin to those dat the  knw  and they whr havin a enough fuel he came online to broadcast it to draw crowd and he invited the media after and b4 selin for his people they wil interview them army whr thr mesin people up to pave way for his people to buy u are thr voicin nonsens abt wht u dnt knw

Darlington do not bother they know how to condemn others and sing praises of their own, even in our work places they are like that, even in church they are like that so we are not surprised, they feel they have taken over everything but are surprised that God does not need their permission to bless any body, they should not have called their strike off na, they want to bring the country to a standstill to pursue their own agenda. We would see where all of this their propaganda will take us to.
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echeeche (m) at 8-06-2015 06:57PM
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A good man any day any time
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PoliticxGuru (m) at 8-06-2015 07:45PM
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wasted generation
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chealseafc (m) at 9-06-2015 01:58PM
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even me too.
i don't regret supporting GEJ even as he lost.
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