Senator Ubah Dumps YPP For APC


The Senator representing Anambra South, under the Young Progressive Party, Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress.

The announcement of his defection was conveyed in a letter directed to the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, and publicly read in the Senate Chamber on Thursday.

Ubah, who had been elected for a second term under the YPP in the previous elections, according to the letter, said his reason for switching parties was due to the insurmountable disagreements within the party.

Ubah said, “I am willing to formally notify and inform the Distinguished Senate President and our colleagues of irreconcilable differences between me and the leadership of my party.

“I, therefore, resolved to move from the Young Progressive Party (YPP) to the most important party in Africa, the All Progressives Congress.

“After careful considerations and due consultations, the members of my community, my constituents, and critical stakeholders of Anambra State.”

Ubah noted, “After a thorough evaluation of the political landscape in Nigeria particularly, the good works being done by the All Progressives Congress since the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the president of Nigeria.

“I have come to realization and conclusion that the All Progressives Congress is better suited to champion the ideals and principles that are known.

Ubah added that the APC’s commitment to good governance, economic development, and social progress resonates deeply with his conviction and the alignment of each member on key national issues making a choice for achieving the promises of any decent politician and particularly the promises that he made to my constituents to better the lots of all of them.

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The lawmakers added, “I have been the national leader of the Young Progressive Party for several years and I am grateful for the opportunities and experiences this has earned me. However, as our nation faces numerous challenges which have triggered down to my constituency, it is crucial for me to align myself with the party that has the capacity to address these issues effectively for the betterment of my constituency and Nigeria at large.”

“I am particularly impressed by the renewed hope initiative of President Bola Tinubu and I have found it needful to join the trend so as to integrate my senatorial district into the laudable mission of my president.”

By Okunade Kehinde 

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