A former governorship aspirant under All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, for Anambra State Governorship election, Nze Akachukwu Sullivan Nwankpo, has defected to the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
Speaking to newsmen at Okija on Sunday, Nwankpo said ‘I am committed to serving my state and my people, so I have to do what my people want me to do, they have been clamouring and urging me to join ADC and quite a few of them have gone ahead of me to join ADC and that is what they want me to do and as a leader I have to listen to their calls.
“I am crossing over now so that I can serve my people better. I am 100 percent committed to my country, my state and my people,” he stated.
He declared unflinching support to the party both at the state and national levels, saying: ‘I am committed to wherever I am and I will work for the party around me.’
Welcoming Nwankpo into the party, the Anambra State Chairman Comrade Patrick Obianyor, described him as big addition to the party, saying: “With his experience in grassroots politics, the defection of Akachukwu Nwankpo will no doubt increase the winning chances of the party.
“Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo is our pride, a good man who has positively touched lives. His defection is a welcome development and we are happy to receive him into the party. Aside politics, Nwankpo is a son of the soil in Okija and he has done very well for the people.
“With his defection to the party, we will be able to work for our people and move the party forward,” he added.