I’m an accidental politician, says vice governor of Anambra
Anambra State Deputy Governor Nkem Okeke said he had become a politician by accident and had no ambitions in the political space.
Okeke, who defected from the All Progressives Grand Alliance to the All Progressives Congress, said this during a press briefing in Awka, the state capital, on Friday.
He noted that his defection had been spurred by its devaluation under the APGA, adding that Anambra state would be better under the leadership of the APC.
He said: âThe APGA devalued me all the years I was in the party; I am an accidental politician. I don’t believe in trading on demerits, so people who offered me an off-the-shelf price with a tangible offer approached me, it’s not my fault.
The deputy governor also said he did not change parties for personal gain but for the benefit of those he represents in the state.
âI am a technocrat, I want to join the leadership of the center to serve my country in a way that leaves a legacy for my children as my father did for me. I want posterity to remember me for good, âhe said.
âI have heard people ask me to quit, but I will never quit. The decision I have made to join the CPA is in my best interest, in the interest of my family and also in the best interest of the members of my constituency, Njikoka, whom I represent.
Okeke has also advocated for the APC flag bearer in the upcoming Anambra gubernatorial election, describing him as a man of the people.
âGovernance is not about building structures; it is about developing talents and allowing them to occur, it is not about political incitement â,
âI have a deep knowledge of administration and governance, I was twice commissioner, I know what people need, I spoke to (Andy) Uba, he listens. Our state will be better off now if Uba is elected governor, âhe added.