The APC has gained more strength as a gubernatorial aspirant in Anambra Nonso Okafor, joined the ruling party
Okafor on Wednesday, September 8, confirmed speculations that he dumped the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
The lawmaker who sought APGA’s ticket to contest the governorship election, said he was betrayed by the party leaders
Anambra – The All Progressives Congress has continued to make strong political effort ahead of the Anambra state guber elections as the governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Nonso Okafor, defected to the APC.
Okafor, who is currently representing Nnewi North Constituency at the Anambra State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, September 8, confirmed he dumped APGA.
APGA governorship aspirant Nonso Okafor has dumped the party for APC. Photo credit: @npokafor
In a statement shared on his Facebook page , the lawmaker said he was betrayed by the party leaders who gave him assurance that there would be a level playing ground for all the aspirants.
Okafor, sought APGA’s ticket to contest the November 6 governorship election in Anambra but was disqualified from participating in the party primaries.
According to him, there was no justifiable reason for his disqualification despite meeting all the requirements.
Earlier, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) named Valentine Ozigbo as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state.
No candidate was listed for the PDP when the electoral commission first published the list of candidates for the poll.
However, INEC national commissioner for information and voter education , Festus Okoye, in a statement in Abuja, on Thursday, September 9, said the commission decided to recognize Ozigbo based on the latest order by the Court of Appeal in Anambra state.
Meanwhile, the governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano warned that anybody planning to rig the November 6, governorship election will fail.
Obiano’s message was contained in a statement issued by his commissioner for information and public enlightenment, C Don Adinuba.
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He said the state government was in possession of intelligence reports showing that some people were preparing to march on the streets over alleged plans to rig the November 6, election.