The National Campaign Council the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC for the Anambra State Governorship Election, is upbeat about the defection of former aviation minister and senator representing Anambra North in the National Assembly, Stella Oduah, from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the APC. It describes it as a “political masterstroke”.
The Council is confident that Oduah’s defection to the party from the PDP would help it win the Anambra State governorship election scheduled for November 6. Oduah’s formal announcement of her defection to APC on Thursday was witnessed by party chieftains, including the Interim Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, Governor Hope Uzodimma, of Imo State, who is the Chairman of the APC Anambra Campaign Council, Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, and the party’s candidate, Senator Andy Uba.
Reacting to the development, John Mayaki, a member of the National Campaign Council, said: “Senator Stella Oduah is without doubt a notable political force in Anambra State. For many years, she has held together a strong base of support that makes her endorsement crucial to anyone nurturing aspirations to govern the state. An excited Mayaki posited that “With her defection to the APC, we are now one step closer to securing victory in Anambra State. This is evidenced by the jubilation that has since broken out in the state and among members whose confidence has been strengthened.” He congratulated the leaders of the party for a job well done, and Senator Andy Uba whom, he said “will now be joining forces with a distinguished political figure in the important quest of aligning Anambra State with the centre, and delivering progressive governance assured to better the lives of all.”