Ahead of the November 6 Anambra governorship election, the deputy governor of the state, Dr Nkem Okeke, has officially dumped the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naija News reports that Okeke also met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday.
Okeke was led to the President by the APC Caretaker Committee Chairman and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, and Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma.
Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Uzodinma said there will be more defections to the ruling party before the upcoming governorship election in the state.
The governor, however, faulted that claims by Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra that members of the State House of Assembly who defected from APGA were financially induced to join APC.
Uzodinma stressed that rather than enticing the lawmakers with money, they were lobbied through persuasion and counselling.
According to multiple reports, Okeke decided to dump APGA and join the APC as a mark of protest against the neglect he has faced in the last four years in office.
It was learned that the state governor allegedly sidelined Okeke and decided to run the administration with his wife.
The deputy governor was said to have been overlooked during the formation of the APGA governorship campaign council in the state and was not informed of the campaign flag-off which took place last month.
It was gathered that all his entitlements and allowances have been allegedly seized by the governor.