Defection Tsunami: Nnamani In Talks With S’East PDP Govs, Lawmakers
By Sola Sadiq – | –
Former Senate President, Chief Ken Nnamani, is in advanced talks with three governors and lawmakers from the South East over their joining the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Nnamani, who recently joined the APC from the PDP, has been mandated by the national leadership of the party to convince three governors from the zone, Emeka Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi) both of the PDP and Willie Obiano (Anambra) who is a member of APGA..
Apart from the governors, Nnamani is also reported to have held talks with some federal lawmakers from the South East to convince them to join APC.
Nnamani’s defection to APC is being celebrated by the party’s top apparatchiks, it was learnt. Respected across board as a decent and principled politician, the former nation’s number three man was few months ago, appointed as the Chairman of the Electoral Reform Committee by President Muhammadu Buhari, an indication that he is highly valued and trusted at the highest level of government.
Sources disclosed that the next few months may witness a mass defection of prominent politicians in the South East to the ruling party.
Just days ago, a former presidential aide, Senator Andy Uba joined the APC, with some reports claiming that he plans to contest for the party’s governorship ticket later this year.