Young Progressive Party (YPP) Senator-elect, Ifeanyi Ubah, has stated that he is not supporting Ahmad Lawan’s Senate Presidency bid for any political gain.
Ubah claimed that speculations that he is backing Lawan in order to secure his election victory at tribunal is untrue.
The All Progressive congress (APC) candidate for Anambra South Senatorial District, Andy Uba, and Chris Uba of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had filed petitions challenging Ifeanyi Ubah’s victory in the elections.
However, while addressing newsmen shortly after the party’s stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja on Saturday, Ifeanyi noted that being the only YPP senator-elect, he needs to form an alliance.
He said: “From day one, I have always have my position.
“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.
“I am the only YPP senator-elect. So I need to form alliance in the Senate and that is what politics is all about,” he said.
Ubah said his support for the All Progressives Congress 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.
“We want to have a rancour- free legislature in the ninth Senate. And that is why YPP has a position on whom we are supporting.
“The person who will at least give us that value we are seeking for,” he said.