Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, who represents Anambra South at the National Assembly, revealed that his decision to leave the Young Progressive Party (YPP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) was due to irreparable divergences with his former party.
Ubah also pointed to President Bola Tinubu’s commendable leadership since assuming his role as the country’s leader as another factor leading to his shift to the APC.
Ubah described President Tinubu as a compassionate politician who comprehends people’s struggles and knows how to pacify them. He highlighted that Tinubu possesses the competence to guide the country towards growth and advancement.
Ubah acknowledges that aligning with the national party has always been a challenge for the Igbo people due to their emotional inclinations.
He further expressed, ‘To be completely honest. The Igbo community has always had a hard time associating with the national party given their sentimental tendencies.’
“Ever since our President assumed office, and I extend this challenge to all Nigerian Igbos, approximately 70 to 80 percent of them have grown wealthy from the legacy established by the President in Lagos. Our president is an empathetic politician who can offer consolation. He has that capacity.
“I also find it significant to call attention to the appointment of Dave Umahi as the Minister of Works for the very first time, irrespective of our astonishingly low voting rates for him.
“Our President is recognising those who didn’t offer him their votes. Ultimately, it would be hard for any conscientious person not to turn towards the central party. I have delved into numerous discussions. I see no opposition to my shift to the APC.”
Beyond this, Ubah articulated his intent to transition Anambra to the ruling APC, mentioning that he conveyed his concerns about the South East to the President.
He added, “It goes beyond verbally discussing matters. The focus should be on taking action. I am a firm believer in this philosophy and aim to execute. I have presented my concerns to Mr. President with the Senate President present, and Mr. President graciously reassured me of his support.”