By Saidu Idris
Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, a frontline aspirant in the upcoming Anambra state governorship election, has dismissed his rumoured defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), as a “lie from the pit of hell.”
According to the Senator, who is the National Leader of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), who also won the senatorial seat under the platform of the party, the rumour is the handiwork of his political opponents, who are not comfortable with his rising popularity among diverse groups of Anambra state electorate.
In a statement in Abuja on Saturday, March 27, 2021, Kamen Chuks Ogbonna, his media aide said they “would have laughed this off for what it is , which is the usual pranks of a frightened opposition that is almost running out of fresh ideas, having tried several evil plots, propaganda and hatchet stories, all deliberately planted in the hope that it will reduce or whittle down the massive appeal that the Senator Ubah currently commands in the State.
“Unfortunately we have received several calls from our friends, political allies and well wishers, all trying to find out the veracity or otherwise of the story, hence this rebuttal.
“I wish to categorically state, that the Distinguished Senator, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah is the National leader of Young Progressives Party (YPP) and has no intention whatsoever of leaving the party for any other platform .
“YPP is the next vehicle that Ndi Anambra has zeroed in on, and Senator Dr Ifeanyi Ubah is the driver of that incoming status quo change, poised to trigger the economic revival of Anambra.
“One may ask at this juncture, what can a Senator, who was denied the ticket of the ruling party in the state barely two months to a Senate election, but who took up a then little known YPP and still won the Senate election with a landslide, be looking for in another platform?
“I call on our teeming supporters to disregard this latest attempt by an obviously frightened opposition to trigger confusion amongst our ranks by peddling false stories .
“The Senator’s pact with Ndi Anambra remains sacrosanct and unshakeable and the YPP remains the vehicle for this emancipation.”