Why I dumped YPP for APC, by Ubah
Senator Ifeanyi Ubah (Anambra South) has explained why he dumped the Young Progressives Party (YPP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said he took the decision to get the South East into the mainstream of national politics.
Ubah was elected into the Upper Chamber in 2019 under the platform of YPP.
Senate President Godswill Akpabio and the Senate Leader, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele with six other Senators presented the new entrant to the National Chairman of the ruling APC, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje at the party’s National Secretariat.
Addressing the Ganduje-led National Working Committee (NWC), the new entrant said his defection was informed by the need to get the entire Igbo nation into the mainstream of national politics.
Ubah, who was full of praises for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administrative prowess, said he was also impressed with his large heart to integrate the southeast region into his government despite the opposition from the region to his aspiration.
He cited the appointment of Senator Dave Umahi as a frontline Minister despite the poor electoral performance of the zone during the last presidential election.
According to the Chairman of Capital One Oil: “It gladdens my heart to see the calibre of men that are here today to welcome me. We have been on this for long and we consummated this a few weeks ago in the United Kingdom.
“I want to take the message to my people that we have a new Sheriff in Bola Tinubu. I want to be sincere. It has always been difficult for the Igbo nation to get key appointments in the federal government because of our sentiments.