r. Nkem Okeke, Deputy to the Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano has dumped the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Dr. Okeke joined the APC on Wednesday and was received by President Muhammadu Buhari at a brief ceremony that was held at the State House, Abuja.
Okeke has been the Deputy Governor of Anambra State since 17 March 2014.
Okeke was led to the President by the APC Caretaker Committee Chairman and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, and Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma.
Governor Uzodinma, who presented the new APC member to the President, briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting.
In the build up to the November 6 Anambra governorship election, there have been a series of high-profile defections from APGA and PDP to APC.
Anambra APC has moved from having zero lawmakers at the state and federal legislature to having the highest number of lawmakers at the federal level.
Although, it is still unclear if APC has gained the majority in Anambra State House of Assembly.
Meanwhile, in a swift reaction, candidate of the APC for the election, Sen. Andy Uba has welcomed Okeke into the party fold.
In a statement shared via his verified Facebook page, Uba states thus: “We welcome the current Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr Nkem Okeke (Ugogbuzuo Enugwu Ukwu na Umunri) to our great party, APC.
“My aspiration to govern Anambra State is anchored on public interests. We will not disappoint ndi Anambra. “We are setting New Development Agenda for Our State”.