Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, who represents Anambra South Senatorial District, has provided a rationale for his departure from the Young Progressives Party (YPP) to align himself with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
During an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Senator Ubah emphasized that every politician must prioritize the interests of their constituents and the people they serve. He explained, “In my case, I believe it’s time for me to align with the mainstream party, as that is what my constituents desire, and that’s why I joined the APC.”
Senator Ubah acknowledged the challenges of making this decision, as he expressed gratitude to the YPP for coming to his political aid when he needed it the most. He also highlighted the debt of gratitude he owes to the YPP for their support during his political journey.
However, Senator Ubah pointed out that he has nurtured and mentored numerous individuals within the YPP, and now he believes it is the appropriate time to join the APC. His aim is to bring the benefits of democracy and renewed hope to his constituency.
It is worth noting that earlier on the same day, Senator Ubah officially announced his departure from the YPP to join the APC. The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, read a letter during a brief plenary session, which explained that Senator Ubah’s defection was a result of irreconcilable differences within the YPP. Unfortunately, the letter did not delve into the specifics of these irreconcilable differences.
The letter also emphasized that Senator Ubah’s decision to switch parties was made in the best interests of his constituents. Prior to his defection to the APC, Senator Ubah was the sole member of the YPP in the 10th Senate.