By Chris Udochukwu
Awka (Precise Post) – The ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance in Anambra state is groaning over the defection of its “think-tank,” in person of the Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke into the All Progressives Congress ahead of the November 16 governorship election in the state.
The Director, Media and Publicity, Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organisation, (SAUGCO), Hon Victor Adam Ogene stated this on Wednesday in a statement made available to Precise Post in Abuja.
Precise Post gathered that the Deputy Governor of Anambra state, Dr. Nkem Okeke who teamed up with Senator Andy Uba to deliver the state to APC, was led to the Presidential Villa by Governor Mai Mala Buni, chairman of the APC’s Caretaker and Extra Ordinary Convention Planning Committee and Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State who were received by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The statement reads in full:
The Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organisation, SAUGCO has welcomed the Deputy Governor of Anambra state, Dr. Nkem Okeke into it’s fold. Dr. Okeke joined the All Progressives Congress, APC this evening after being presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by Governor Mai Mala Buni, chairman of the APC’s Caretaker and Extra Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. 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, SAUGCO 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 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.”
Hon. Victor Afam Ogene
Director, Media and Publicity, Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organisation, SAUGCO