By Tony Okafor, Awka
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has said the recent defection of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah to the All Progressives Congress(APC) amounts to nothing in the political equation of Anambra State.
The National Coordinator of APGA Media Warriors Forum, Chinedu Obigwe, stated this in press statement on Friday.
It was rumoured that Ubah dumped the Young Progressives Party( YPP) for APC to properly position himself to contest the 2025 governorship poll in the state against the incumbent governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo of APGA.
Mocking Ubah, Obigwe said,”As at the last count, Ifeanyi Ubah has joined five political parties , namely, PDP, Labour Party, APGA, YPP, and APC”
Obigwe maintained that those making political capital of the senator’s defection to APC were ignorant of the religious fellowing of APGA in the state.
He said,”Those claiming that APGA is jittery with ifeanyi Ubah rumoured defection to APC are talking nonsense.
“As a matter of fact, APGA is unperturbed because ifeanyi Ubah is a familiar political foe to the party(APGA) especially when it comes to governorship election contest.”
Stating that Ubah had contested governorship of the state against APGA many times and lost, Obigwe said the now APC Senator would be beaten again silly in the 2025 contest.
Obigwe said, “He is a familiar political foe to APGA and the party knows how to beat him in every governorship election.
“To be honest, this latest move of ifeanyi Ubah is a political dent to him. It’s also an ill-advised and ill-conceived political move.
“The rumoured defection portrayed him as a political prostitute that specialises in jumping from one party to another.
“The attitude of jumping from one party to the other also portrayed Ifeanyi Ubah as an inconsistent character that cannot be trusted.
“As for the rumour that he joined APC to contest for Governor in 2025, APGA remains unperturbed because his political move is inconsequential.
“When that time comes, Governor Soludo good works in Anambra will speak for him and Anambra electorate will use his re election for a well deserved 2nd term to reward him for his administration unprecedented transformation of Anambra State.”