Anambra Deputy Gov. Dumps APGA For APC, Meets Buhari

Nkem Okeke, Deputy Gover­nor of Anambra State, has dumped the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Okeke was presented to President Muhammadu Bu­hari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, by the APC caretaker chairman and Yobe State gov­ernor, Mai Mala Buni, and Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State, on Wednesday.

Okeke dumped APGA less than a month to the guberna­torial election in the state.

While the APC is rooting for Andy Uba, its candidate in the election, Obiano is fight­ing hard for APGA to retain the state through Professor Chukwuma Soludo, its can­didate in the election.

Uba has welcomed the dep­uty governor into the APC fold.

In a statement by Director, Media and Publicity, Sena­tor Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organisation (SAUGCO) Hon. Victor Afam Ogene, APC said Okeke would add value.

“The Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organisation (SAUGCO) has welcomed the deputy governor of Anambra State, Dr. Nkem Okeke, into its fold. ­

“We heartily welcome our deputy governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke, an intellectual of no mean standing who has over the years striven to steer the ship of Anambra State from the parochialism and malad­ministration which his prin­cipal, Governor Willies Obia­no has foisted on the state.
According to the state­ment, for several years, Dr. Okeke had remained the only sane voice of reason in Gov­ernment House, Awka.

He also alleged that Obiano elevated his wife to the status of co-governor and relegated the deputy to nothingness.

“For taking this patriotic step, in the face of daunting personal discomfort, this gen­eration of ndi Anambra, and indeed Anambra children yet unborn, would remember the name, Dr. Nkem Okeke, as one who rejected the accou­trements of high office and elected to align with the peo­ple”, he said.

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