Anambra State deputy governor, Nkem Okeke, has dumped All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), for the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
He was formally presented Wednesday to President Muhammadu Buhari at Presidential Villa, Abuja, by a delegation led by National Chairman of the APC, and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni and Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma.
Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo, who is also the Chairman Anambra Gubernatorial Campaign Council, confirmed this to State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Buhari at the State House, Abuja, on Wednesday.
He said Okeke was presented to the president by the Chairman of the Interim National Committee of the APC and Governor of Yobe, Mala Buni.
According to the governor, many prominent politicians are defecting to the APC because of the development projects of the Buhari administration in the Southeast.
“Our people are now willing to join the winning team, which is the APC party. At the last count, eight members of the House of Representatives from APGA and PDP have joined the APC.
“Just this afternoon, the Deputy Governor of Anambra joined the APC and has been presented to the president so, what is remaining?
“If there is any strong parametre for conducting an opinion poll, this exodus of legislators and the second in command in Anambra should automatically translate into electoral victory,” he said.