80% of Igbo get their wealth from Tinubu’s legacy in Lagos – Ifeanyi Ubah


The senator representing Anambra south, Ifeanyi Ubah, has
said about 80 percent of Igbo people amass their wealth from President Bola
Tinubu’s legacy in Lagos state.


Ubah said this after he was officially received into the
caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday in Abuja.


Recall that the Anambra senator dumped the Young
Progressives Party (YPP) yesterday, citing irreconcilable differences as the
cause of his defection.


Senate President Godswill Akpabio read the letter at the
plenary yesterday.


Speaking after he was received by the APC National Chairman,
Abdullahi Ganduje and other officials, Ubah said Tinubu has the capacity to
govern Nigeria.


He said Tinubu understands the agonies of Nigerians and has
the capacity to provide solutions that address them.


“I want to be sincere, it has always been difficult for the
Igbo people to key into the national party because of our sentiments and
emotions,” Ubah said.


“Since our president has emerged and I put that challenge to
each Igbo man today in Nigeria, 70 percent – 80 percent of them derive their
wealth from the legacy that the president has left in Lagos.


“Our president is the politician that understands how it
pains and how to console everybody. He has that capacity.


“One of the important things for me to tell our people is
the appointment of Engr. Dave Umahi as the Minister of Works for the very first
time, irrespective of our very low turnout of votes to him.”


Ubah said he joined APC because he wanted the south-east to
align with Tinubu’s administration.


While responding, Ganduje said with the senator’s defection,
he is confident that the party would take control of other south-eastern


“We will start a revolution, already we have two states in
the southeast and with this timber and caliber juggernaut, I think we have
found the answer,” Ganduje said.


“We thank you for coming. I describe him as a swing
politician because wherever he is, that party wins.


“And we are expecting this swing will swing throughout the
southeast, especially to the other three states that don’t belong to APC.”


Lagos is Nigeria’s commercial hub and Tinubu governed the
city as governor between 1999 and 2007.


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