The senator representing Anambra Central District in the Senate before her election was annulled on December 6, 2015 by the Court of Appeal, Uche Ekwunife, has defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The court sitting in Enugu, which delivered judgment in an appeal filed by Chief Victor Umeh of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct a fresh election in the zone within 90 days.
Ekwunife, who had begun preparation for the re-run poll, on Friday confirmed her defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to journalists in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
“It’s better now for me to join the APC.
“Let the heat be there; I am already on campaigns for my return to the senate, to complete my contract with the people of Anambra Central District”, she said.
Ms. Ekwunife further said her plans for her constituents under the APC would soon be made public.