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Senator Ifeanyi Ubah has said that President Bola Tinubu’s leadership policy towards the South-East has been exceptionally impartial, and the senator believes that the president has a plethora of favorable developments planned for the area.
Ubah, who serves as the Anambra South Senatorial District’s senator in the upper legislative body, shared these comments during the latest edition of Channels Television’s Politics Today, shortly after his departure from the Young Progressives Party (YPP) to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
While many have raised objections to the idea of the South-East being the APC’s stronghold, pointing to the party’s disappointing performance in the 2023 general elections in the area, Uba reaffirmed that President Tinubu has treated the region fairly.
He highlighted the prerequisites for winning elections consecutively, as building a strong rapport with the people and conducting thorough consultations, stating that consistent electoral victories require maintaining strong ties with the electorate and undertaking extensive consultations.
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‘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.’
He spoke of the opportunities for growth and development for the South-East region through its association with the APC and emphasized the region’s eagerness to avoid being left out.
He added, ‘So, it is very important for us now to join the centre party so that we will not be left behind. The entire South-East is joining where I am going’.
‘Just watch and see what is going to happen in the next few weeks,” he noted, adding that some of the people expected to join the APC include senators and other major stakeholders in the South-East.’