Ifeanyi Ubah denies defecting to APC

Ifeanyi Ubah, the Anambra South Senator-elect, has reacted to reports of his reported defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Many newspapers reported that the senator-elect of the Young People’s Party (YPP) dumped the party for the APC Monday night.

Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday evening during a phone interview, Mr Ubah said he is “caucusing” with the APC, but has not joined the party.

“I am still with the YPP, we do not have a crisis in my party so why would I leave the party? Although the APC Chairman introduced me as a potential APC incoming senator during a dinner I attended, but it is normal for chairmen of parties to do that,” he said.

Mr Ubah said he has a case in court challenging the election result while noting that he is still a member of YPP

The Uba brothers are challenging the result of the election in court,” he said

According to him, ”I am caucusing with the party because I cannot be a loner at the Senate”.

“It’s either I move with the opposition or the ruling party, and I chose the ruling party, but it doesn’t mean I have joined them,” he said.

He said ‘caucusing’ in parliamentary terms means to work with people in harmony.

Mr Ubah is the only candidate of YPP who will be a member of the 9th assembly.


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