Anambra poll: Obiano’s aide dumps APGA for PDP
Ahead of Saturday Anambra governorship election, a Special Adviser to Governor Willie Obiano, Tommy Okoli, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party.
Okoli, a former governorship aspirant under the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance, announced his defection at a rally on Thursday in Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area of the state.
He said he was supporting the candidature of Valentine Ozigbo and his running mate, Azuka Enemo, of the PDP in the election.
According to him, he is throwing his weight behind Ozigbo, having x-rayed all the candidates and finding PDP most qualified for the task of “redeeming” Anambra.
“These two people are decent, humble a d compassionate people, capable of transforming Anambra into a more prosperous and secured state, we shall all be proud of.
“I offered myself to serve as the Governor of Anambra State, but Valentine Ozigbo will equally do better by providing purposeful leadership for our people.”
Okoli thanked Obiano for giving him the opportunity to serve and for the support he enjoyed while in APGA.
“I hereby withdraw my membership of APGA,” he announced.
“I sincerely appreciate, His Excellency Willie Obiano for giving me the opportunity to serve in his administration and I pray to the Almighty God to bless him and his family. Thank you so much for your support and may God reward everyone in Jesus’ name,” he added.