Chief Ben Etiaba, has emerged the governorship candidate of Action Alliance (AA) in the Anambra State governorship election slated for November 6, 2021.
Etiaba made the declaration during a press conference held at Action Alliance Headquarters in at the weekend in Abuja.
According to the Statement issued after the conference “With every sense of humility and immense gratitude to Almighty God, I announce my new political home. “It is Action Alliance!
“Over the last Four weeks, l sought the face of our Most High God for political direction. Following that spiritual process, l have found myself as the Governorship candidate of Action Alliance in Anambra 2021 governorship election” he added.
Etiaba also used the occasion to introduce his running mate, saying:
”Permit me please, to have the pleasure of most humbly introducing my Deputy Governorship candidate Mrs Regina Uchebo.
”Mrs Uchebo is a grassroots politician of many years standing, a great mobilizer of our women in politics, an astute businesswoman, and a graduate of Business Administration from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.”
He reiterated his decision to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) after the controversial primary election that saw Senator Andy Emmanuel Uba emerge as the candidate.
He said: “While I say goodbye to All Progressives Congress without bitterness and wish the Party well having resigned my membership of APC at my Umudim Nnewi Ward 1 before my registration in my new Party Action Alliance at my Ward on Thursday 29th July 2021, l do look forward to ushering in a new political era for myself and prayerfully for Anambra State.”
Etiaba will slug it out alongside Senator Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Senator Andy Uba of APC and other political parties.