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#Anambra2017: Ekwueme dumps Gov. Obiano for Obaze

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#Anambra2017: Ekwueme dumps Gov. Obiano for Obaze

Former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, had previously backed Gov. Willie Obiano, the APGA candidate for Anambra governorship election in November. He has now made an about-turn, endorsing the PDP’s Oseloka Obaze.

What changed?: Ekwueme said in a meeting of stakeholders of the Old Aguata Union (OAU) in his country home in Oko, that “Anambra State is a PDP state from inception. We shall now continue with PDP. Time has come for us to take away power from APGA.”

In reality, Ekwueme’s decision may have had little to do with his affinity to the PDP than with his familial duty. Ekwueme’s daughter has been named as the running mate to the PDP candidate.

READ: #AnambraDecides: PDP and APC choose kids of respected Igbo leaders as deputy governorship candidates

Ekwueme said that APGA’s tenure in the state would officially come to an end on November 18 as PDP which has brought its members together were ready to ensure victory for the party.

In his speech, a former governor of the state, Mr. Peter Obi, described Obiano’s performance as ‘provocatively abysmal’.

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