Nigerian Senate in rowdy session as Andy Uba officially defects to APC

The red chamber of the national assembly witnessed a noisy session when Sen. Andy Uba, representing Anambra South Senatorial zone under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), formally defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Senate President, Bukola Saraki announced the defection of Senator Andy Uba from the PDP to the APC during Tuesday’s plenary.

Uba had first disclosed his defection at a news briefing in his home country, Uga, Aguata Local Government Area of the state on February 1.

According to him, APC has ideology and focus which he needed to tap into to provide quality representation to his constituents. Uba further said that he joined the APC because of other personalities in the party with sound ideas and whom he looked up to in politics.

He listed some of the personalities to include the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, and APC National Auditor, Chief George Muoghalu.

Uba stressed that with such caliber of people, the party would take the state to enviable heights.

Mr. Uba is the fourth PDP senator to join the APC. His defection came two weeks after Nelson Effiong of Akwa Ibom made the same move.

Joshua Dariye, Plateau, and Yele Omogunwa, Ondo, had earlier defected from the PDP to the APC, also citing division in the opposition party.

The APC now has 65 Senators in the 109-member legislative chamber.

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