Deputy governor of Anambra state, Nkem Okeke, has stated why he dumped APGA for APC.
Mr Okeke said it was not his fault that he ditched the All Progressives Grand Alliance which brought him to power saying “APGA devalued me all the years.”
“I am an accidental politician I do not believe to operate on demerits, so people who priced me off the shelf with tangible offers approached me, it is not my fault,” Mr Okeke said during a press briefing with some journalists in Awka
The deputy governor said it was time for the South-East politicians to open their eyes, disregard political blackmail against the All Progressives Congress (APC) and secure the future of their immediate families.
“At the moment the fastest way the people of South-East will restore their lost glories and occupy their political position in the centre of governance of the nation is through the APC.
“I urge residents and people of the state to look up, put on your thinking cap, and secure a defined future for your nuclear and extended family members now.”
On the November 6 governorship election in Anambra, Mr Okeke maintained that voting APC candidate Andy Uba would deliver immense dividends to the people, especially with support from the federal government.
“Vote for Senator Andy Ubah, the APC and candidate for the November 6 governorship election so that the state can benefit immensely from the center.
“APC is the party in the centre, I want us to join in national affairs and be able to contribute meaningfully,” he said.
Mr Okeke said that he held Governor Willie Obiano, his boss, in high esteem and would not resign from the APGA led government till the end of the tenure on March 17, 2022.
He said that though he had resolved to leave APGA for the APC because of his strong desire to offer services to humanity and the country which he did not get but had wished to remain in the party till 2022 March.
He maintained that for the state to experience real development and the South-East in 2023, the need of the people was to join the ruling party at the centre.
Mr Okeke defected to the APC a fortnight ago and was presented to president Muhammadu Buhari.