The All Progressives Congress (APC) quest for the coveted governorship position in the Anambra Gubernatorial Election on November 6, enjoyed a tremendous boost when six Assembly members from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) defected to the APC on Tuesday night.
The six legislators are Hon. Nonso Okafor representing Nnewi North; Hon. Timothy Ifedioramma who represents Njikoka 1; Hon. Cater D. N Umeoduagu representing the people of Aguata 1; Hon. Lawrence Ezeudu, the representative of the people of Dumekofia; Hon. Arthur Chiekwu representing Idemmih North; and Hon. Edward Ibuzo representing Onisha North 2.
The Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Governor Mai Mala Buni, who received the defectors at a brief event in Abuja on Tuesday evening, reaffirmed the party’s determination to win the Anambra governorship election, which informed the zeal in engaging critical stakeholders in the state.
Buni said: “Mere looking at what is happening, especially now that some prominent and serving state lawmakers have started joining, the grassroots is moving and Anambra people are moving to the APC.”
After a closed-door strategic meeting, the Chairman presented the parliamentarians with the APC flag.
However, the defectors described the APC as their preferred party and pledged to rally support in the run-off elections on November 6.
Senator Hope Uzodinma, Governor of Imo and chairman of the APC Anambra Governorship Election Council, said the Southeast people have woken up and that the area is devoted to national politics and wants to be a part of Nigeria.
He also expressed optimism that the APC will win the governorship race in Anambra.
Anambra State, in the South East of Nigeria, is led by Governor Willie Obiano, is an All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) – controlled state.