Six members of the Anambra State House of Assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Chairman APC Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni, has received the lawmakers and presented them with the flag of the ruling party.
The six state lawmakers are Nonso Okafor, representing Nnewi North, Timothy Ifedioramma, representing Njikoka 1, Cater D. N Umeoduagu, representing Aguata 1, Lawrence Ezeudu, representing Dumekofia, Arthur Chiekwu, representing Idemmih North and Edward Ibuzo, representing Onisha North 2.
While receiving the new APC members at a brief event Tuesday evening in Abuja, Buni restated the party’s determination to win the Anambra governorship election hence the zeal in engaging critical stakeholders in Anambra state.
Governor Buni said: “Mere looking at what is happening, especially now that so prominent and serving state lawmaker have started joining, the grassroot is moving and Anambra people are moving to the APC.”
Also speaking, Imo state governor Hope Uzodinma, said the South East people have woken up and the region is committed to the national politics and be part and parcel of Nigeria.
He also expressed confidence that his party will win Anambra state governorship election.
The decampees described the APC as a preferred political party in Nigeria and promised to mobilise support towards victory in the November 6 governorship polls.
The brief ceremony, which held at Imo State Governors’ Lodge, was attended by top members of the party including, Governors of Lagos, Osun and Kogi.