The Labour Party (LP) has downplayed Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), claiming that his cross-carpeting poses no threat to their party.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, Ubah’s defection to the ruling APC was announced on the Senate floor on Thursday.
Speaking on Ubah’s defection, APC National Chairman Abdullahi Ganduje said the senator’s defection will herald a wind of revolution that will liberate the South-East.
‘He Is The Swing Politician’ – Ganduje React Over Defection Of Ifeanyi Ubah To APC
Ganduje stated this during the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio’s, official presentation of the senator representing Anambra South at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.
The APC Chairman, speaking to reporters at the party secretariat, described Ubah as a “big fish” with immense political power in Anambra politics.
The former Kano State governor was also adamant that his defection to the ruling party would unleash a wind of revolution that would liberate the South-East.
But, in a rapid response, Labour Party National Publicity Secretary Obiora Ifoh insisted that the LP candidate, Senator Athan Achonu, would remove Governor Hope Uzodimma ahead of the November 11 governorship election.
In response to Ganduje’s remark, Ifoh insisted that Ubah defected to improve his chances of becoming governor of Anambra.
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He said, “Don’t get it wrong. Ifeanyi Ubah is from Anambra State and I can tell you that he defected because of his governorship ambition which he can never get with the ticket of YPP. So, he needed a party that has a Federal Government support to be able to ride the crest.
“I am saying the APC is non-existent anywhere in the South-East. Let me repeat it again. The LP is the South-East party, not the APC. That also showed during the 2023 general elections.
“For the first time the LP contested fully, they won virtually every position in the South-East, with the exception of the areas they were rigged out.”
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