The Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organisation has welcomed the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Nkem Okeke, into its fold.
Dr. Okeke joined the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday after being presented to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
He was presented to Buhari by Governor Mai Mala Buni of Borno State and Chairman of the party’s Caretaker and Extra Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He was joined by Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State and chairman of the National Campaign Council for the Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign.
Okeke was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance with his boss, Governor Willie Obiano.
“We heartily welcome our deputy governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke, an intellectual of no mean standing who has over the years striven to steer the ship of Anambra state from the parochialism and maladministration which his Principal, Governor Willy Obiano has foisted on the state,” Hon. Victor Afam Ogene, Director, Media and Publicity, Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organisation, said in a statement.
“For several years, Dr. Okeke remained the only sane voice of reason in Government House, Awka, thus before long he was easily sidelined by a Governor Obiano who elevated his wife to the status of co-Governor.
“For taking this patriotic step, in the face of daunting personal discomfort, this generation of ndi Anambra, and indeed Anambra children yet unborn, would remember the name, Dr. Nkem Okeke, as one who rejected the accoutrements of high office and elected to align with the people.”