Senator Ifeanyi Ubah claims that President Bola Tinubu is fair to the people of the South-East, citing recent cabinet and other appointments as evidence.
On a Channels Television programme on Thursday night, the legislator representing Anambra South insisted that Tinubu has more “good things” in store for the region, including appointments.
Anaedoonline.ng notes that Ubah declared his decision to leave the Young Progressives Party (YPP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) during the Thursday session.
According to the letter read by Senate President Godswill Akpabio, the lawmaker’s departure was prompted by irreconcilable disputes inside the YPP.
In response to claims that the South-East is not an APC stronghold, citing the party’s poor performance in the region’s 2023 election, Ubah claimed President Tinubu has been fair to the region.
“For someone winning election back to back, you know that you must be close to your people and you must always consult widely with your people.
“So for me to join the APC, I did my consultation and then I listened to the voice of my people.
“If you look at the APC today, you will discover that the President [Bola Tinubu] has been super fair to the South-East irrespective of our votes during the elections.
“Giving us the minister of works [David Umahi] is something that would not have been possible in the past. [There are] other appointments that are coming and so many other good things he wants to do for our people.”
The senator went on to say that the region stands to gain a lot from joining the APC and that he does not want the South-East to fall behind.
“So, it is very important for us now to join the centre party so that we would not be left behind,” he said, adding that “the entire South-East is joining where I am going”.
“Just watch and see what is going to be in the next few weeks, he added.
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