Friday 8 January 2016

PDP's Uche Ekwunife defects to APC ahead of Anambra Central Senatorial re-run

Senator Uche Ekwunife, the erstwhile senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, announced on Friday that she had defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ekwunife, who was inaugurated as senator in June, 2015, had her election nullified by Appeal Court in Enugu on December 6, 2015, on grounds of irregularities.

The court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh election in the zone within 90 days.

Ekwunife, who has begun preparation for the repeat poll confirmed her defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to newsmen in Awka.

“It’s better now for me to join the APC.
“Let the heat be there; I am already on campaigns for my return to the senate, to complete my contract with the people of Anambra Central District,” she said.
Ekwunife said that her goodies for her people under the APC would soon be made public.

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