By our reporter/ The Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr Nkem Okeke, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Okeke was received on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa Abuja by President Muhammadu Buhari in company of APC Caretaker Committee Chairman and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, and Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma.
Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma who briefed State House correspondents shortly after the new APC member was presented to the President, said
he is confident that there will be more defections to the ruling party before the November 6 governorship election to be conducted by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in Anambra State.
He, however, faulted that claims by Governor Willi Obiano of Anambra that members of the State House of Assembly who defected from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) were financially induced to join the ruling party.
He stressed that rather than enticing the lawmakers with money, they were lobbied through persuasion and counselling.