- Winner of Anambra South senatorial district, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, has denied defecting to the APC
- The senator-elect argued that he has cases in court over his recent election and as a result of that, it would be wrong of him to join the ruling party
- However, Ubah said he would be caucusing with the APC so as to stand a chance of getting some positions that will help him deliver on his promises to his constituency
Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, winner of Anambra South senatorial district election has denied reports that he had defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ubah, who won the senatorial election on the platform of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), while reacting to news of his defection argued that he would be stupid defecting to the APC when his election is still being challenged at the tribunal by his rivals.
“Caucusing is a parliamentary term that means if you’re a minor in the parliament; either you caucus with the opposition or with the ruling party.
"Now, I’m caucusing with the APC because I will stand a good chance of getting some positions that will help me deliver my promises to my constituency. Let me emphasize, I wouldn’t be that stupid to join APC when I still have outstanding cases in court. Am I going to challenge those people as APC member?
“If I join APC, will I be able to achieve my aim of vying for those committees that are exclusively kept for opposition party? It will be very sensible for me to remain in the YPP because when there are two things to share for the two opposition parties, PDP will take one and I will take one for YPP and my constituency of Anambra South,” Ubah explained.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, reacted to the alleged defection of Chief Ifeanyi Ubah from the the YPP to the ruling party.
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In his opening remarks at the dinner hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari for all the party’s senators and senators-elect at the Presidential Villa Abuja, the APC national chairman described Ubah as a smart guy for joining the APC, adding that other formalities would be done later.
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