It is no longer news that The Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Nkem Okeke, has dumped the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The deputy governor’s defection may be seen as a huge political blow against APGA which is the ruling party in Anambra State, considering the fact that the governorship election in the state is scheduled to take place on November 6. Okeke was received on at the Presidential villa, Abuja, by President Muhammadu Buhari.He was led to the Presidential Villa by the APC Caretaker Committee Chairman and Yobe State Governor, Mala Buni, and the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma who is also the chairman of the APC campaign council for the Anambra election.
Before now, there was a rumour about Okeke’s defection to the APC, but the deputy governor did not publicly react to the rumour then. While formally presenting okeke to president buhari, Imo state governor Hope Uzodimma predicted that more defections into APC will trail that of the deputy governor even before the november 6 governorship election which is few weeks away.
The APC in Anambra seems to be doing pretty well since Andy Uba, a former senator, became its governorship candidate, although under controversial circumstances. Six state lawmakers have also defected from APGA to the APC. A senator from the state, Stella Oduah, also defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the APC.Uba recently said ”President Buhari’s achievements in the South-east would inspire victory for APC in the Anambra election”.