The Abia governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2015 and 2019 elections, Dr. Alex Otti has met with the Senate Chief Whip , Orji Uzor Kalu, and former National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, preparatory to joining the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The outcome of the meeting which was held at the Arochukwu residence of the former banker, was not made public, but it is believed the discussions may not be unconnected to Otti’s intending defection.
A statement released by Otti’s media assistant, Ferdinand Ekeoma, on Sunday, confirmed the planned defection.
“The proposed declaration is billed to take place on Friday, August 14, at his Ward, Ehi na Uguru Ward 5, Isialangwa South L.G.A of Abia state, by 12 noon.
“The financial expert had during a recent interview announced his exit from his former party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), citing factionalization and gross abuse of the foundational ideals and ethos of the party at the highest level, and subsequently registered in the APC at his ward, Ehi na Uguru Ward 5, Isialangwa South L.G.A. of Abia state,” the statement read.
The statement said the leadership of the APC at the highest level has promised to storm the state later for a special reception for Dr. Otti and others joining with him, after the COVID-19 pandemic must have been contained.