- Senator-elect Ifeanyi Ubah has dumped the YPP and moved to the APC
- The development comes just four days after Ubah had denied reports that he was planning to defect
- Ubah had stated that the YPP was bringing a revolution of change to Nigeria and was the party to beat
After winning the Anambra South senatorial district election on the platform of the Young Peoples Party (YPP), Ifeanyi Ubah has dumped the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to The Cable, the development was made public by the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, during a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and APC senators-elect on Monday night, March 25.
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Legit.ng gathers that the development comes just four days after Ubah had denied reports that he was planning to defect.
At a press conference on Friday, March 25, he said: “I am not yet ready to defect from the YPP. I am still in the YPP. In party business, you can’t determine what would happen next.
"Sometimes you wake up and you will start seeing one problem or the other. For me today, I am in the YPP and I hope to remain in the party.
“The YPP is bringing a revolution of change to Nigeria. I must join a progressive group in the Senate since I cannot be alone.
“The YPP is the party to beat in this country. I won my election without the party having an office in any part of Anambra state.”
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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that Ifeanyi Ubah emerged as the first elected senator for the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in Nigeria.
Ubah polled a total of 87,081 votes to emerge winner of the Anambra South senatorial district after the election results were announced.
His closest rival, Chris Uba of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and younger brother of the incumbent senator for the area, Senator Andy Uba, got 62,462 votes.
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