Anambra South District Senator-elect, Ifeanyi Ubah, has stated that he is not supporting Senate Majority Leader, Ahmad Lawan’s Senate presidential bid for any political gain.
Ubah, who got elected to represent Anambra South Senatorial District in the 9th Senate, in a chat with newsmen after the party’s stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja said the insinuation that he is backing Lawan in order to secure his election victory at the tribunal is not true.
The businessman turned politician said that he had decided to support Lawan from day one.
I have consulted with my party, we looked at his pedigree. He was the Senate leader in the 8th Senate and politics is about risk.
”We looked at his resume and we found out that he is the right person to support. Even if he never makes it, let us assume but that we don’t pray for, I will still work with him.
While noting that he is the only lawmaker from the Young Progressive Party (YPP), he said there is a need for an alliance in the Senate which is what politics is all about.
He added that his support for Lawan, who is the choice of the ruling-All Progressives Congress (APC) preferred candidate was a universal practice, even in the United States (US).
He urged the lawmakers-elect to ensure that the election is conducted in a peaceful, free and fair manner.
While calling for a rancour- free legislature in the ninth Senate which is why YPP has a position on whom it is supporting., Ubah said the person who will at least give that value that the party is seeking.
“My words to Nigerians out there is that they should watch the performance of the YPP in the ninth Senate,” he said.
Ubah who stated that the journey of a million mile starts with a step said the ninth Senate will be a very good platform for demonstration of competence.