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Buhari welcomes Anambra Dep. Gov. Okeke to APC

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Buhari welcomes Anambra Dep. Gov. Okeke to APC

By Ismaila Chafe

President Muhammadu Buhari officially welcomed Anambra’s Deputy Governor Nkem Okereke, who defected last week from the All Peoples Grand Alliance (APGA), to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Hope Uzodinma d’Imo, who is also the chairman of Governor Anambra’s campaign council, confirmed this to State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Buhari at State House, Abuja, Wednesday.

He said Okeke was introduced to the president by the chairman of the interim CPA national committee and governor of Yobe, Mala Buni.

According to the governor, many prominent politicians are defecting from the APC because of the Buhari administration’s development plans in the Southeast.

“Our people are now ready to join the winning team, which is the APC party. At last count, eight members of the House of Representatives from APGA and PDP joined the APC.

“Just this afternoon, the Deputy Governor of Anambra joined the APC and was introduced to the President so what’s left?

“If there is a strong parameter to conduct an opinion poll, this exodus of lawmakers and the second in command in Anambra should automatically translate into an electoral victory,” he said.

On the order of IPOB’s sit-at-home in the Southeast, the governor said the order had been politicized, saying the opposition was sounding a false alarm about people being killed just to sow the seeds. confusion.

“The sit-at-home order is also politicized because those who issue the order are faceless.

“We did not see in the newspapers or in a circulation order ordering people to sit in their homes.

“On the contrary, what we know is happening is this paparazzi mentality that tries to scare our people and make the innocent vulnerable.

“As I speak to you, the sit-at-home order is not being followed in Imo,” he said.

He added that with the exception of last Monday, when there were restrictions on movement following the Izombe killings in the state, people were going about their normal business.

The governor revealed that he took the opportunity of the meeting to thank President Buhari for his recent visit to Imo.

Source: NAN

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