The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has described the defection of Anambra State deputy governor Nkem Okeke as inconsequential.
Mr Okeke left the ruling party for the All Progressive Congress (APC) on Wednesday where President Muhammadu Buhari received him ahead of the guber poll next month.
In a statement by its spokesperson, Tex Okechukwu, the party said the defection which according to them is uncalled for, ill-timed and ill-advised was long expected.
Mr Okechukwu, the National Publicity Secretary of the state’s ruling party said he deputy governor started misbehaving after the party primary which candidate Chukwuma Soludo won.
“The deputy governor had thought that the governor and the party were going to hand over the governorship ticket of the party in the last primary to him on a platter,” the party explained. “When that didn’t happen, he started behaving abnormally, even to the point of insubordination and dereliction of duties.
The APGA mouthpiece also said the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) has no root in the state, reason it began luring defectors whom he described as political deadwoods.
In recent weeks, federal and state lawmakers both from APGA and PDP have been defecting to the APC, TODAY POLITICS recalled, in preparation for the November 6 governorship election.
“Let nobody be deceived. APC has no root anywhere in Anambra State and that is why all that they do is going about luring political deadwood with money and other lucres,” Mr Okechukwu added.