Sen. Bassey Albert, Over 500 High-Profile Politicians Dump YPP For APC

Sen. Bassey Albert, Over 500 High-Profile Politicians Dump YPP For APC

In a significant political realignment, Senator Bassey Albert and a substantial contingent of more than 500 high-profile politicians have defected from the Young Progressives Party (YPP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The move gained momentum with the defection of the YPP’s governorship candidate in the 2023 election, Senator Bassey Akpan, along with the state chairman, Nyeneime Andy, and other prominent members to the APC. The defectors were warmly received by the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, at his Ukana residence in Essien Udim.

L-R: Sen. Bassey Albert in a handshake with Senate president Godswill Akpabio.

Expressing his satisfaction with the development, Akpabio applauded the decision of the YPP in Akwa Ibom state to collapse its structure into the APC. He noted the significance of this move, especially given that it occurred outside the election period.

Akpabio stated, “Thank you for recognizing the steps taken by President Bola Tinubu to reposition Nigeria and transform it for the better. I thank God that what the President is doing to salvage Nigeria is recognized even by the opposition parties.”

Highlighting the unusual timing of the defection, Akpabio remarked, “Elections are over, and we are in full governance. If the country can see good governance in what the President is doing and the Senate President, who has brought all the senators across party lines to work together as one; there is a need to join us. What the YPP is doing today is very interesting because their decision to join the ruling party is coming when there are no general elections in view. This is an uncommon move.”

Over 500 politicians dump YPP for APC in Akwa Ibom

The defectors cited their recognition and appreciation of President Bola Tinubu’s efforts in repositioning the country as a key factor behind their decision to align with the APC. This shift in political allegiances adds a new dimension to the political landscape, underscoring the dynamics and realignments within Nigeria’s political arena.

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