The member representing Orumba North and South Federal constituency at the federal House of Representatives, Hon. Ben Nwankwo, has dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Grand Alliances (APGA) in Anambra.
He announced these Friday at a rally organized by APGA in continuation of Governor Willie Obiano’s campaigns for his second term in office in Umunze, Orumba South local government area.
The lawmaker, who said he was on the campaign to APGA with over 20,000 members of PDP, said what Obiano had done in Anambra State within the last three and half years made him to take such decision.
He assured to deliver Orumba South to APGA in the November 18, Governorship election, adding that Obiano led administration had opened access to the riverine communities and improved the lots of people in the rural areas of the state.
He said the Governors economic policies; especially oil and gas project would empower many people, improve lives and create millionaires in Anambra.
According to Nwankwo, “Obiano is a working Willie, a winning Willie. Our votes from this area will go to you at all cost because you rightly deserve another 4 years. Your opponents are not your rival,they cannot win election in Orumba south”
“We have the political power, we joined with over 2000 PDP members to APGA, this will improve result of APGA in the election” he said
Receiving the PDP decampee, Governor Willie Obiano commended Nwankwo, for dumping PDP for APGA, urging him to work for victory in his re-election bid as governor of the state.
Obiano received the defectors in company of the party National chairman, Chief Victor Oye, former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles C, Soludo among other top party officials.
He charged Nwankwo and his supporters to take APGA messages of good governance, better health, rural development etc, to the grassroots.
Obiano said,”We are happy to welcome Hon Ben Nwankwo and his large number of supporters into APGA today, we urge them to team up with our members in the area, canvass for support and votes for our victory”
On his part, Prof Charles Soludo said that Obiano was working and laying solid foundation for Anambra to become the heartbeat of Igboland, while calling for total support for his re-election.Log in or Register to save this content for later.