- It is not true that the deputy governor of Anambra state, Nkem Okeke, recently defected from the APC
- Okeke said he needed to display his ballot paper while voting on Saturday, November 6, to make it known that he is still in the APC
- The new APC member did not deliver his polling unit in Umueze Awozu, Enugwu-Ukwu Ward 3 during the election
The deputy governor of Anambra, Nkem Okeke, has debunked claims that he has returned to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) from which he recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Okeke disclosed that he had to display his ballot paper to other voters at the Umueze Awozu, Enugwu-Ukwu Ward 3, polling unit 005.
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“I had to reveal my ballot paper because there have been rumours that I had defected back to APGA, but that is not true. You just saw that I voted for my party, APC."
Anambra 2021: Prominent APC chieftain reveals cause of party's misfortune, predicts more woes
Meanwhile, Uche Nwosu, a former governorship candidate in Imo and a chieftain of the APC had spoken on the party's performance in the Anambra gubernatorial election.
Nwosu stated that the APC's poor performance in the yet-to-be-concluded election was caused by what he tagged as a terrible reward system.
The APC bigwig opined that the party fails to recognise its founding fathers but hands over the working structures to the hands of new defectors who know very little.
He suggested that the APC must start now to conduct free and credible primaries and announce the winner without favouritism in other to get back to its winning streak before the 2023 general elections.
Nwosu predicted that if this is not done, the party is in danger of losing more ahead of the 2023 polls.
He added that except the founding fathers are appeased, the party's fortune will continue to go down.
The chieftain said:
“What is happening to APC in the Southeast is a result of poor reward system, the party undermined those that worked so hard to plant the party in the zone and instead embraced newcomers who do not have what it takes to endear the party to the people.
"If the founding fathers of the party are not appeased and handed back the reigns of the APC, the fortune will continue to go down."