- Nkem Okeke, the deputy governor of Anambra state, has accused his principal, Governor Willie Obiano of being unfair to him
- Okeke said he snubbed Obiano's assignment because he denied him a bulletproof cr he is entitled to as the number two citizen of the state
- According to him, he was under pressure to resign because of his recent defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC)
Awka, Anambra - Barely one week to the conduct of the Anambra governorship election, the state deputy governor, Nkem Okeke, has explained what transpired between him and Governor Willie Obiano.
The Punch reports that Okeke said he would not resign from office despite his recent defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Legit.ng gathered that the deputy governor also accused Obiano of treating him unfairly.
Okeke, who visited his office at Government House, Awka, for the first time after his defection, said he would continue to hold office until March 17, 2022, when his joint ticket with Obiano would expire.
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According to him, he was under pressure to resign but would not do so because his defection was in the overall interest of the state.
“I was elected on the same ticket with the governor of Anambra state, and I did not beg him to choose me as his running mate for a second time. He came to me and said I would run with him for a second term and we won. I’m the only deputy governor in the state that did a second term.”
Okeke said he joined APC because he saw a brighter future for himself, the state and the Igbo in a political party that belonged to the centre.
The deputy governor further noted that he decided to leave APGA because he was sidelined from the state affairs to the extent that he didn’t know of anything happening in a government where he held the number two position.
“Within the period I have been deputy governor, I have been very loyal to my boss, but I was unfairly treated, so I decided to leave the party.
“For four years, I drove one Prado Jeep. At a stage, I was the only deputy governor in the country who drove a Prado. I was loyal to him and represented him in a lot of places. The only time I refused to represent him was when Dr Chike Akunyili was killed. And when he sent me to Enugu, I told him I needed security and also a bulletproof, and when he didn’t provide that, I decided not to go.”
APC chieftain urges Anambra people to reward Buhari's good deeds by voting for Andu Uba
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a chieftain of the APC in Anambra state, Sam Nwosu, called on the people of the state to show their love to President Muhammadu Buhari at the forthcoming governorship election by ensuring the party wins.
It was reported that Nwosu said President Buhari's led administration has done well for the Anambra people and the southeast region as a whole and deserves to be rewarded.
He added that in terms of infrastructural development, the present administration has ensured that all regions benefit from projects.