JUST IN: Senator Ubah Defects To APC—Sen.Ifeanyi Ubah (YPP Anambra) on Thursday defected from the Young Progressive Party (YPP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ubah said this in a letter read by President of Senate, Godswill Akpabio at plenary.
He said that he decided to join the APC because of some irreconcilable differences in the YPP.
“I am writing to formally notify and inform you that due to irreconcilable differences, I have resolved to move from the Young Progressives Party (YPP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“As a dedicated politician and a representative of the people, I believe that this move has become exigent owing to the growing need and call from my constituents to align myself with a political party that best reflects my values and aspirations.
“After careful consideration and due consultations with my family, constituents, political associates and critical stakeholders and after a thorough evaluation of the political landscape in Nigeria.
“I have come to the realisation and conclusion that the All Progressives Congress is better suited to champion the ideals and principles that I hold dear,” he said.
Ubah said that the APC’s commitment to good governance, economic development and social progress were part of reasons for his defection.
“I have been the national leader of the YPP for several years and I am grateful for the opportunities and experiences it availed me.
“However, as our nation faces numerous challenges which have trickled down to my constituency, it is crucial for me to align myself with a party that has the capacity to address these issues effectively for the betterment of my constituents and constituency.
“I am particularly impressed by the “Renewed Hope” initiative of President Bola Tinubu and I found it needful to join the train so as to initiate my Senatorial District into the laudable vision,’’ he said.
Ubah said he looked forward to working collaboratively with colleagues in the APC to bring about positive change in Nigeria.
“While thanking you Mr President for your usual and kind cooperation, please accept the assurances of my distinguished regards,”Ubah said.
Senate thereafter adjourned plenary until Oct 17, following death of Rep. Abdulkadir Danbuga