Federal House Of Representative Lawmaker Hon Ben Nwankwo Of PDP Defects To APGA In Anambra
His Excellency Governor Willie Obiano’s re-election bid yesterday registered a major boost with the defection of a sitting member representing Orumba North
and South Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives,Chief Ben Nwankwo, to APGA.
The former PDP Federal Lawmaker decamped to APGA during the inauguration of Governor Obiano’s re-election campaigns in Orumba South Council Area, held at St Augustine’s Primary school field, Umunze.
The arena was filled with APGA supporters and support groups in the area notable of which is Njiko Orumba, a strong coalition of all political groups in the Orumba region, as well as thousands of supporters of the former PDP heavyweight, Chief Nwankwo.
Also present at the event were former Governor, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, former APGA governorship candidate in Abia, Dr Alex Otti, former Health Minister, Dr Tim Menakaya, former Deputy-Governor Emeka Sibeudu, former House of Representatives members, Dr Okey Udeh among many others.
Governor Obiano’s entrance to the venue was greeted with thunderous applause from the mammoth crowd that turned out to receive him.
Speaking at the event, Governor Obiano said the defection marks a milestone in the politics of the region, adding that it gives credence to the fact that Ndi Anambra across various political parties are embracing APGA as the only option for the people’s emancipation.
He spoke of the investments attracted by his administration, five of which situates in the Orumba area, through which he said his government aims to create a lot of job opportunities for youths in the area.
The Chairman of the Governor’s Re-election Campaign Committee, Chief Victor Umeh urged Ndi Anambra who participated in the recent Continuous Voter Registration exercise to endeavor to collect their permanent voters cards to be able to vote in the upcoming election.
Former Governor, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife in his remarks, said with respect to what is happening in the country presently, Ndigbo need a party that they can call their own and APGA represents such identity.
A former APGA governorship candidate in Abia State, Dr Alex Otti noted that Ndi Anambra are lucky to have a Governor with ideas and vision and urged the people not to be deceived by the antics of those who do not have the interest of the people at heart.
Speaking before declaring for APGA, the Federal lawmaker, Chief Nwankwo said he has seen how Governor Obiano is developing various sectors of the State through his investment promotion programmes as well as his other achievements, and decided to join APGA to add value to the ongoing transformation in the state.
Highlight was the decoration of the Lawmaker and his numerous supporters with APGA regalia.