The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has presented the senator representing Anambra South, Ifeanyi Ubah, to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Abdullahi Ganduje.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the Senate leader made the presentation at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.
Ubah, who was elected for a second term on the platform of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in the previous elections, had defected to the ruling APC earlier in the day, citing insurmountable disagreements within his former party.
Wearing a white flowing Babaringa and a traditional red cap to match, the Anambra politician arrived at the party secretariat at about 4.15 pm with the Senate president.
The news of Ubah’s defection was publicly read in the Senate Chamber on Thursday.
In his letter, Ubah said, “I am willing to formally notify and inform the Distinguished Senate President and our colleagues of irreconcilable differences between me and the leadership of my party.
“I, therefore, resolved to move from the Young Progressive Party (YPP) to the most important party in Africa, the All Progressives Congress.
“After careful considerations and due consultations, the members of my community, my constituents, and critical stakeholders of Anambra State.”
Ubah noted, “After a thorough evaluation of the political landscape in Nigeria particularly, the good works being done by the All Progressives Congress since the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the president of Nigeria.
“I have come to realization and conclusion that the All Progressives Congress is better suited to champion the ideals and principles that are known.