The re-election bid of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state recorded another boost on Friday following the defection of Ben Nwankwo, from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
The federal lawmaker, who represents Orumba North and South Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives, defected with over 2000 PDP members at a rally in Umunze.
He pledged his support and willingness to canvass for votes and ensure victory for Governor Obiano in the November 18 poll.
Nwankwo cited the governor’s economic policies, especially oil and gas project as capable of empowering the people, improve lives and creating millionaires.
“Obiano is a working Willie, a winning Willie. Our votes from this area will go to you at all cost because you rightly deserve another four years. Your opponents are not your match, they cannot win election in Orumba South.
“We have the political power, we joined with over 2000 PDP members to APGA, this will improve result of APGA in the election”, Nwankwo said, but added that his supporters be carried along in all party matters.
Accepting the lawmaker to the party, Obiano commended him and urged him to work for victory in his re-election bid as governor of the state.
He charged him and his supporters to take APGA messages of good governance, better health and rural development to the grassroots.
“We are happy to welcome Hon Ben. Nwankwo and his large number of supporters into APGA today, we urge them to team up with our members in the area, canvass for support and votes for our victory,” he said.
The defectors were received by the governor in company of the party National chairman, Chief Victor Oye, among other top party officials.