…Teams up with Senator Andy Uba to reposition the state
The Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Nkem Okeke, this evening dumped the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
An elated President Muhammadu Buhari warmly received the APC Caretaker Committee Chairman and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, as he presented to him the Anambra Deputy Governor in the State House this evening.
Also at the State House, Abuja to receive Dr Okeke was the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma who is chairman of the National Campaign Council for the Senator Andy Uba Governorship project.
Thereafter, the Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organisation, SAUGCO, welcomed Okeke into its fold in a statement signed by Hon. Victor Afam Ogene, director, Media and Publicity of SAUGCO.
He said: “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.
“For several years, Dr. Okeke remained the only sane voice of reason in Government House, Awka, thus before long he was easily sidelined by a 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.”
Pix: President Buhari receives APC Caretaker Committee Chairman as Anambra Deputy Governor joins APC in State House on 13th Oct 2021