Anambra Deputy Gov Joined APC After Losing Our Guber Ticket…APGA
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) says Dr Nkem Okeke, the deputy governor of Anambra left the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC) following his failure to clinch the governorship ticket for the Nov. 6 election.
Mr Tex Okechukwu, the National Publicity Secretary of Apga who said this in a statement on Wednesday described the defection as inconsequential.
The party said the defection of Okeke was long expected, noting that he had been begrudging everybody over his inability to secure the governorship ticket of the party for the November election.
According to APGA, the deputy governor had thought that the governor and the party were going to hand over the governorship ticket of the party in the last primary to him on a platter.
“When that didn’t happen he started behaving abnormally, even to the point of insubordination and dereliction of duties,” it stated.
APGA said the deputy governor left the party without formal notification to the party or his principal, describing his move as uncalled dor, ill-timed and ill-advised.
It said the governor had always treated his deputy with respect, love and consideration.
APGA call on all faithful to remain united and ensure victory for the party while condemning the desperation being exhibited by the opposition APC in the build-up to the Nov. 6 governorship election,
It called on Governor Willie Obiano not to be distracted by the defection of his deputy, which it described as a ploy to create a semblance of disunity in his government.
“Let nobody be deceived, APC has no root anywhere in Anambra State and that is why all that they do is going about luring political deadwood with money and other lucres.