The governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has begun high level consultations on a crossover to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Oriental Times learnt.
This revelation was made by a source at APC National headquarters, Abuja.
According to the source, several strategy meetings have been going on between the governor and key national party leaders in the state.
The meetings were aimed at finding a soft landing for the governor and securing him the ticket for Abia South Senatorial zone ticket.
According to the source,there is a negotiation already ongoing and the governor will defect to the APC if he is assured of the ticket for Abia South Senatorial seat, which Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe is currently occupying.
With the above scenario likely going to decide 2023 political permutations, Governor Ikpeazu and his allies have taken the Abia North / South Federal Constituency by-election holding on Saturday extremely serious to avoid decamping to the APC unceremoniously.
Winning the election, Ikpeazu has told the source, would improve his relevance while decamping.
Meanwhile, if Ikpeazu defects, it is expected that top ranking politicians from the state, will defect with him, thus effectively making South State a predominantly APC State.
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