Anambra South Senator-elect, Mr Ifeanyi Ubah, has declared support for Senator Ahmed Lawan’s ambition to be Senate President.
Elected under the Young Progressives Party (YPP) on February 23, Mr Ubah is one of the 11 senators-elect who were with Mr Lawan at an interactive session with journalists in Abuja.
Mr Ubah told journalists that Mr Lawan is a good man with the best experience in the Senate, hence his decision to pitch tent with him.
“Lawan is a very good man, and has the best experience, I believe in the Senate. For me it is a free world, it is democracy.
“So, I am free, and I am pinching (pitching) tent with him because I believe he is the kind of leader we need in the 9th Senate,’’ Ubah said.
Asked why he is associating with a member of the APC widely seen as an unwanted party in the South East, Mr Ubah said he could not be an island in the Senate.
“It is a choice anybody has to make. I can’t be alone in the Senate. If any group comes up and wants to lead the Senate, it is a duty for me to look at them and see if I can pinch (pitch) tent with them