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Amaechi, Babatunde Fashola, Lamido Sanusi and Alex Otti at a business event in 2013, when Otti was CEO of Diamond Bank

Alex Otti planning to join APC

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate for governor of Abia state, who was declared the winner of the (s)election by the Appeal Court on New Year’s Eve, is making plans to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC), if as expected, the Supreme Court upholds the decision of the lower court.

A source informed us that defecting was part of the deal Otti agreed with senior APC figures in exchange for securing the party’s agreement in leaning on Appeal Court judges to ensure a favourable decision for Otti.

The source revealed that the APC deal with Otti was brokered by Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister for Transport and his protege, Dakuku Peterside, the APC candidate for the governorship of Rivers State, who used the courts to secure a rerun of the (s)election in the state.

Otti had also attended a meeting of APC national leaders in April, in which then President-elect Muhammadu Buhari was present.

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