By Joe Chukindi, Awka
247ureport.com can confirm authoritatively that the former senator representing Anambra Central in the senate has just three days after moving from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to All Progressives Congress, APC has flooded Anambra’s capital city with her campaign posters bearing the PAC logo.
Ekwunife had just Saturday moved to the party, citing lack of will by her former party to contest the March election as reason for her decamping, and stating that she is even better placed now than before.
A bye election is expected to hold in March for the Anambra Central zone following a December judgment by the Appeal court sitting in Enugu which sacked her and ordered that a fresh election be held within 90 days.
Two young men who Monday night were pasting the poster of the former senator around Awka told our correspondent that they were simply contacted to past the poster around Awka, just as they are others who were also engaging in the same exercise.
A move around Awka also showed that the senator has commissioned mobile public address vans, which are to drive around the seven local governments that consist of Anambra Central zone to sensitize the people of her aspiration and also sing the praise of the APC.
When our reporter visited her campaign office along the Enugu-Onitsha expressway close to the NNPC mega station, it has also been newly decorated with giant billboards bearing the APC logo, while the walls of the office have also been adorned in the new party colour.
A political analyst, Barr Chidi Onyemba who spoke to our correspondent on the recent defection simply described Ekwunife as a very smart politician, but stated that the swiftness with which she has changed the posters and billboards showed that she had long been perfecting her movement to APC and not an urgent thing as she tried to make people believe.
He also stated that one of her faults was desperation as joining APC, which she had previously bad mouthed showed that she could do anything to get what she wanted. Onyemba assured that the same way she joined and left other parties, she will also leave APC sooner or later.
He said Ekwunife was truly an asset for any party she moved into, but her problem in APC will begin if she wins the senatorial poll and still habours her governorship ambition, as Senator Ngige is also looking forward to the position.