Emmanuel Nnamdi Ubais a serving senator, representing Anambra South constituency, he was born on 14 December 1958 in Enugu,EnuguState, Nigeria, a native of Uga, in the Aguata LGA of Anambra State.He attended the Boys High School Awkunanaw, Enugu State. Bachelor's degree in Geology from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, He studied at California State University and then Buxton University, gaining a PhD in Biosciences in 1996.
He worked for the Golden State Mutual Insurance of California (1985–1992).
He was appointed Special Assistant on Special Duties and Domestic Affairs to President Olusegun Obasanjo.
In a September 2003 visit by Obasanjo to the United States, Uba was described as the President's right-hand man, and also the gatekeeper for people who wished to talk to the President.
In 2007 he competed successfully in the PDP primaries for the Anambra State governorship election, and was elected in the 14 April 2007 elections.However, the former governor Peter Obi challenged the election, The courts on 14 June 2007 nullified Andy Uba's election.
In the February 2010 He ran for the office of the Anambra state governor on the platform of Labour party, but only, came out third.
He returned to the PDP and was nominated as PDP candidate for Anambra South Senatorial district in the April 2011 elections and won with 63,316 votes, ahead of Chukwmaeze Nzeribe of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the incumbent senator Ikechukwu Obiorah of the Accord party'
The election was challenged by Senator Obiora, the Accord candidate, who claimed that Uba had forged his West African School Certificate (WASC) and had not obtained any of the university degrees that he claimed.