The Exco members of All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA from all political wards in lhiala Local government Area, Anambra State have unanimously declared their support for the candidature of Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo Oputa Ifeadi, Nwankpo is one of the leading gubernatorial aspirants of the party.
The Ward Chairmen show the support on Saturday at a solidarity visit to Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo Campaign Office in Awka, the state capital. Hon Gozie Chukwudum, the Chairman said they decided to support Nwankpo due to his leadership qualities judging by his entrepreneurial skills and capacity to sustain the success stories of the APGA led state government.
Hon. Chukwudum who spoke with the DG Media/Publicity Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo Campaign Organization Dr Harris Chuma-Odili shortly after the declaration said Nwankpo who is an Okija born politician has been a faithful member of the APGA party noting that his candidature had already been recognized by the party’s stakeholders and leaders in the zone.
He maintained that the conference of the ward chairmen of the APGA Ihiala LGA decided to follow the footpath of their leaders by declaring their support for Nwankpo because of his unflinching personality.
“The conference of ward chairmen in the 20 wards are declaring our stance today to support the candidacy of Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo as we head to the primary election of our great party.
“We are in support of the aspirant [Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo] that has been identified to have the most fitting capacities to make Anambra greater ”, Hon Chukwudum said.
The 20 wards Chairmen unanimously agreed to support Nwankpo, and call on the leadership of the party at state and national level to conduct a free, fair, credible and transparent primary election.
The ward Chairman of Okija ward 1 Hon. Bath Mbadugha enjoined party leaders and critical stakeholders to ensure the conduct of the primary election would be guided by the party’s constitution.
The issue of imposition and endorsement of aspirant by some cabals could polarize the members of the party with some aggrieved members organizing protest to kick against the idea. No fewer than ten aspirants are jostling for the governorship ticket, ahead of the primary election of the party.