Less than three months to the governorship election in Anambra State, six members of the state’s House of Assembly elected 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, received the lawmakers at a brief ceremony at the Imo Governors Lodge, late on Tuesday.
A photograph of the event was made available to newsmen by the APC Media Directorate in Abuja, on Wednesday.
The six lawmakers include Hon. Nonso Okafor, representing Nnewi North; Timothy Ifedioramma, representing Njikoka 1; Cater D. N Umeoduagu; representing Aguata 1; Lawrence Ezeudu, representing Dumekofia; Arthur Chiekwu, representing Idemili North and Edward Ibuzo, representing Onisha North 2.
Receiving the new APC members, Buni restated the party’s determination to win the Anambra State governorship election, hence the zeal in engaging critical stakeholders in the state.
“Mere looking at what is happening, especially now that prominent and serving state lawmakers have started joining, the grassroots is moving and Anambra people are moving to the APC,” Buni said.
Also speaking, Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, said the people of the South East have woken up and the region is committed to national politics and be part and parcel of Nigeria.
He also expressed confidence that APC will win Anambra State governorship election.
The defectors described APC as a preferred political party in Nigeria and promised to mobilise support towards victory in the November 6 governorship election.
Others at the event include the governors of Lagos, Osun, Kogi States.