The Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Nkem Okeke has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Dr. Okeke defected from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) with less than 22 days to the Anambra State governorship election.
The deputy governor was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chairman of the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the Apc, Governor Mai Mala Buni, in Abuja on Wednesday by the
Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organisation (SAUGCO).
He was joined by Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State and chairman of the National Campaign Council for the Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign.
“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 Willy Obiano has foisted on the state,” Hon. Victor Afam Ogene, Director, Media and Publicity, Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organisation said in a statement.
“For several years, Dr. Okeke remained the only sane voice of reason in Government House, Awka, thus before long he was easily sidelined by Governor Obiano who elevated his wife to the status of co-Governor.
“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 added.