Senator Andy Uba debunks rumours of defection
- There have been rumours of defection surrounding Senator Andy Uba
- The senator has come out to clear the air on the rumours which has been gaining ground in Anambra state
- The senator restated his commitment to staying as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC)
The senator representing Anambra South senatorial district, Senator Andy Uba, has debunked the rumours making the rounds in Anambra state that he is considering quitting his membership of the APC.
Senator Uba who emerged second with 931 votes at the just concluded APC primary election in the state, addressed journalists at his country home in Uga, Aguata local government on Monday, August 28 to dispel the rumours.
His words: “Let's put the record straight, I have no intention of leaving our great party APC for another party.
“I have always supported the party, so please people should stop spreading false news that I am planning to defect to another party. I am still a member of the APC.”
Uba's loss came as a shock to his supporters and political watchers across the country who expected him to coast to victory in the primary election.
The senator has however moved on and promised to continue to represent the people of his senatorial district well at the upper chambers of the National Assembly.
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Meanwhile, the National Working Committee of the APC and governors elected on the party’s platform will hold a crucial meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari soon to decide when its non-elective convention will be held.
Legit.ng gathered that the convention is to take place immediately after the Sallah festivities in early September.
Senator Uba and the ruling party’s National Assembly caucus will also be in attendance at the all important meeting.
In the interview below with Legit.ng TV, APC chieftain, Comrade Timi Frank warns the party to resolve its internal bickering before 2019: